The Office of Health Professions Advising (OHPA) offers a centralized processing service to assist students who are applying to medical, school. These services include the following: the distribution of application support materials, compilation of faculty evaluations and other pertinent information on each student, and forwarding of these materials to the centralized application services (AMCAS, TMDSAS, AACOMAS, etc.). We offer this service because most professional schools prefer a centralized system of gathering application support materials.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying to medical school this summer (2019) and are on this page seeking information on how to obtain a committee composite letter from the University of Alabama Office of Health Professions Advising, please contact prehealth@ua.edu  ASAP.

Application Services and Exam Registration

  • Association of American Medical Colleges Application Service (MD programs)
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (DO programs)
  • Texas Medical and Dental Application Service (Texas schools only–NOT in AMCAS)
  • Register for the MCAT

UA Application Materials

Applicants may submit a maximum of five letters. Typically, we recommend three (3) letters from faculty recommenders and two (2) letters from personal recommenders. Two letters from science faculty are strongly encouraged.

After we have received all of your letters of recommendation, your UA pre-application, picture, and personal statement rough draft, we will contact YOU to schedule your committee interview, which will be used to generate your composite letter of evaluation.

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