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Premedical Office
Xavier University
1 Drexel Drive
Box 120C
New Orleans, LA 70125

Full-Time Staff
Quo Vadis Maria Webster, MA, LPC
Premedical Adviser
xupremed@yahoo.com
(504) - 520-7437
Part-Time Staff
 
JW Carmichael, Jr.
Director of Premed Program
Professor of Chemistry
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Premed

What Xavier students interested in medicine, dentistry, etc.* should do

SPRING SEMESTER SOPHOMORE YEAR

(updated 6/19/15)

Things you should already have done during your Freshman Year:

  • Completed ALL Freshman Premed Workshops. NOTE: If you need to make-up any meetings from freshman year, feel free to attend the scheduled meetings for current freshman premeds OR stop by the PM Office to pick-up workshop materials.
  • Sent a readable document to the Premedical Office as an e-mail attachment (use MS Word).
  • Downloaded a copy of the "High School Info Form" from the Premed website, completed the form, submitted it to the Premed Office, and kept a copy on your computer so you can print a copy if needed.
  • Downloaded a copy of XU's Post-Secondary Experiences Form form, completed it, had it critiqued by personnel in the Premedical Office, and kept a copy on your computer so you can update it as you progress through the University. You may download the Sample Post-Secondary Experiences Form to use as a guide (do NOT copy the entries from the sample).
  • Prepared a copy of your "Career Essay" (aka "Personal Statement"), had it critiqued by personnel in the Premed Office, and kept a copy on your computer so you can update it as you progress through the University.
  • OPTIONAL, BUT BEST DO DO AT LEAST ONE SUMMER YOU ARE AT XAVIER: Attend a summer program which provides exposure to medical fields, academic enrichment, or research.

What to do during the Spring:

Special note about early acceptance programs: The four (4) early medical school acceptance programs listed above are not the only such programs that may be available to undergraduate students. For example, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) offers the FlexMed early assurance program to which eligible undergraduate students may apply in the fall of sophomore year. The University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine (Mobile, AL) encourages highly qualified freshman premeds at Xavier to consider the SouthMed Prep Scholars Program for early acceptance; for more info on this program, attend the USA Medical School information session at Xavier during your freshman year. There may be additional early acceptance opportunities at other medical, dental, etc. schools, so take the time NOW to explore programs at schools of interest.

  • Check your e-mail frequently.
  • Keep your grades up.
  • Think about applying to a summer program which provides exposure to the health professions or research experience.
  • If NOT attending a summer enrichment or research program, participate in medically-related opportunities (e.g. hospital volunteering, nursing home volunteering, health professional shadowing, etc.) that demonstrate your sincere interest in the field which you are pursuing.
  • Prepare to submit the items below in preparation for the fall of your Junior Year.
  • Review the Sophomore Reminders document, which was discussed during the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting, to ensure completion of sophomore year tasks!!!

NOTE: The following must be done BEFORE you return for the fall of your Junior year (and is also listed on what you should do the summer after your Sophomore year). Please take the time to thoroughly consider the message that you want to convey in this documents to the medical, dental, etc. school admissions committees.

  • In August, submit your updated Post-Secondary Experiences Form via email to xupremed@yahoo.com, per the email instructions forwarded to rising juniors near the end of the summer. Make sure that...
    • It does NOT include any high school activities and
    • That it DOES include what you did every summer since graduation from high school--i.e. all jobs you have held since high school, summer programs you attended, etc. It is okay to include what you will be doing this summer.
  • In August, submit your updated Personal Statement via email to xupremed@yahoo.com, per the email instructions forwarded to rising juniors near the end of the summer.

*MODVOP = Medicine (M.D.), Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry. These are the fields for which Xavier's Premedical Office provides advice and assistance.

 

 
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