Forms & Resources

The 2019 applicant cycle Prehealth Packets will be available at this site on December 15, 2017

Please note: Forms with a fee associated will take you to a payment page before you can access them.

  • veCollect Account Registration 
    • Reminder: Optometry applicants do NOT use veCollect.
  • First-Time Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($90) - UNAVAILABLE
    • FINAL deadline has passed for the 2018 cycle.
  • Re-Applicant Committee Letter Packet ($20) - UNAVAILABLE
    • FINAL deadline has passed for the 2018 cycle.

Letter Forwarding Form: will be available for the 2019 cycle mid-June, 2018

  • Submit this form once you have received secondary/supplemental applications (if applicable)
  • This form MUST be submitted before any letters will be forwarded
  • Submit in person, fax, mail, or email to mgrunber@umd.edu

Resources for your Pre-Health Packet


Resume Template

Slides from Personal Statement Workshop

Guidelines for the Personal Statement: Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon

Suggested Summer Reading - covering topics ranging from the admission process, alternative and complementary medicine, cultural competency, exploring health professions, medical ethics, and medical history.

GPA Calculation
  • Total GPA: list all classes attempted regardless of the grade received.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (and Math) GPA: refer to the common application GPA calculators and classification guides for courses that should be included in science GPA
  • Post Baccalaureate GPA: list classes taken after you finished your 1st undergraduate degree. Do not include Masters or Ph.D. program course work.
  • Graduate GPA: list classes that have counted towards a Masters or Ph.D. program.

Professional and graduate schools, and the application services they use, expect you to include ALL attempted classes. Even if UMD has let you retake the course and counts only the higher grade in your GPA, professional schools require that you use both grades in your GPA calculation. This means that your calculated GPA may be different from the one that appears on your transcript.

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