Medical Professions Advisory Committee

"Without (the MPAC's) efforts, I would not be where I am sitting here today...I could not have done it without their support."
~ACPHS Class of 2012, Medical School Class of 2016

Medical professions Advisory Committee (MpAC)

The Medical Professions Advisory Committee serves students by assisting them throughout the application process. You must apply to the MPAC and be accepted by the committee in order to receive their support (a list of application materials is detailed below).

If you have any questions about MPAC, please contact the Director of Pre-Professional Pathways Elizabeth Brookins or Associate Professor Eric Yager.

Applying to MPAC

If you are interested in learning more about the admissions process for various medical professions, you may reach out to an MPAC member at any time. You are also encouraged to use the resources, guides, and information found on the sidebar of this page.

Once you decide to begin the medical school application process, you should first apply to MPAC for their endorsement. Application to MPAC typically takes place 1 ½ years before you are scheduled to graduate.

The MPAC will review your GPA, MCAT score, resume, personal statement and preliminary list of medical schools where you want to apply, to ensure they are well suited for your needs.

To be considered for support by the MPAC, you must submit the following documents:

  • Requests for letter
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Preliminary list of medical schools where you want to apply (including an Excel spreadsheet with their addresses)

Acceptance to MpAC

If accepted by the MPAC, two committee members will be assigned to you. The committee members will be responsible for developing a letter of reference submitted by MPAC on your behalf (often called a composite letter). The letter is referred to as a “composite” letter since it incorporates evaluations submitted to the Committee from different sources, including faculty members, supervisors, volunteer coordinators, and shadowing physicians. You will also receive assistance with other core application materials such as your resume and personal statement.

If a student fails to gain acceptance from the MPAC, the Committee may recommend steps for them to take in order to strengthen their application. These recommendations may include additional coursework, participation in co-curricular activities or pursuit of health care specific experiences.