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FIU Office of Pre-Health Advising with Director and team - Shared screen with speaker view
Adriana Mesa
11:24
YES
Summer Escobar
18:43
how does FIU’s medschool see it?
Ana Suarez
21:43
I heard by the time May 1st rolls around, only 1/4 of applicants still haven’t taken the MCAT. Are chances still high if you apply later but are still competing against the 3/4 that are being reviewed on time? Even though they claim the cycle is extended
evelynchabelis
26:56
How will not having an mcat score affect the timeline of interviews from the pre-health committee? Also, what about those that were retaking the Mcat will the committee look at past scores?
sal
26:58
does nova do extend interviews without MCAT?
Roxanne Branford
36:26
How about Research ?
Ana Mejia
36:45
can someone please send the websites on the previous slide?
Ana Suarez
36:51
is shadowing going to be impossible for the entire year?
Loretta S
37:19
will this powerpoint be posted after the webinar?
Christina Hilda Callahan
37:32
Yes we will be posting the PP
Loretta S
37:38
thank you
valeria
38:58
how will research application and lab hours be in the fall
MC
39:19
What if my professors don’t want to write LORs before summer?
ValentinaMelero
39:36
what do you recommend on asking letter writers for a rec letter over email?
Ignacio Sosa
39:40
when applying for medical schools do we have to wait till after our committee letter to apply?
Loretta S
39:43
will fiu still offer personal statement workshops?
Ana Suarez
39:45
i was supposed to go to a research conference in March but it got canceled 5 days before. Can I still put it on my resume?
Gabriella Vazquez
39:50
To apply with the Pre-heath office, is there a document that shows all the deadlines?
Karelis
40:03
What happens if we took the MCAT last year but we were planning on retaking it due to not being satisfied with the score?
Martina Corral
40:07
Some labs are cancelled for the summer, am I able to apply to PA school before I finish my pre-requisites?
Daniel Alonso Boaretto
40:11
You didn't really touch upon this, but in terms of the Fee Assistance Program for the AAMC if I apply now do I keep the benefits for the 2022 application cycle?
ValentinaMelero
40:16
how do you recommend us to prepare for COVID 19 question in secondary applications and interviews
Roxanne Branford
40:18
I would start research in the summer, but now with what's going on, I wont have enough research experience. What can I do ?
Valerie Castaneda
40:34
If I want to take my mcat spring 2021 what is the latest I can take it in order for consideration of a committee letter?
Sean’s iPhone
40:35
can we obtain a committee letter even after we have graduated
Maurizio Porco
40:53
A way to give an extra answer to your first question Ana,
Osvaldo Conde
41:21
What if I want to apply to DO without the mcat and continue with the committee process for MD? Can I submit the LOR that I sent to the pre health office?
Esdras Lopez
41:31
Is it still possible to open a file with the pre health office and start submitting the necessary documents (letters, transcript, etc)?
Ashley Garcia
41:40
Would doing an accelerated masters program that ends in summer 2021, be ideal to strengthen application?
Alejandra L
41:42
Will the deadlines for your office to read personal statements and personal history questionaire be extended?
Julian Purrinos
41:54
When are the letter of recs for the committee letter?
Summer Escobar
42:12
if we step up in our community during this time and during recovery for our society will that weigh significantly against any academic difficulties during the online switch and quarantine?
Maurizio Porco
42:15
Applying early was seen as an applicant that was better prepared because they were ready and early. It meant someone that was diligent and not late with any deadline. Given this pandemic, it is impossible to assume this, thus earlier applicants should not get any "preferential treatment" @ Ana
Alejandra L
42:59
Will committee interviews be happening online for next cycle?
Alexandra Ochoa
43:18
When asking for rec letters, where should we tell the writers to send the letters? Many are asking and I don’t know where to tell them to send them/what time should they be sent? Should it be directly to the AAMC website or to FIU or even just to ourselves and we send them
kayla
43:22
How can we get into research? What type of research can we do now? FIU is a research institute yet a lot of us who apply don’t receive calls back :( What do you suggest we do about this?
Muhammad Z. Azhar
43:22
Where is the petition form for the Prehealth committee interview?
jatnielservian
43:37
Do you know if biochemistry is offered this summer in order to fulfill this requirement prior to applying?
Esdras Lopez
43:39
Regarding the free classes from Harvard and other schools that you mentioned, can one put that they took those in their resume?
Sebastian Quintana
43:42
If I am applying to a medical school that has biochemistry as a prerequisite but is not accepting pass/fail grades, is it possible if to do pass/fail for biochem 1 but take biochem 2 as normally graded to fulfill the prerequisite?
FG
43:42
What if my application is ready but I am missing 1 science LOR to meet the 2 science 1 nonscience reqs? and getting in touch with professors has been hard. I have 4 other LOR
Cynthia Majewski
43:50
Where will we be able to find this powerpoint?
Tarah Anasseri
44:25
If we take a prerequisite this summer will this also be accepted or are online classes only accepted for this spring semester
sal
44:53
I want to switch from veterinary school to pharmacy school. Would i need to email each professor that sent me a letter of rec. to email a different letter of rec. for pharmacy school?
adrianavegapernia
45:13
Is my clinical nutrition class considered a non-science for one of my LOR?
Angelica Roger
45:33
can we still apply to these programs even without the letter of rec?
Heena Mansuri
46:04
If DO schools are accepting secondaries without an MCAT, should I submit my letters without a committee letter for DO but do a committee interview for MD schools?
Loretta S
46:22
are most lor's required to be submitted to FIU for our application?
Karelys Guerra
46:24
Regarding official transcripts, when should we order them from FIU to be sent for the upcoming application cycle to AAMC?
Muhammad Z. Azhar
48:00
Where can we send the personal statements for review?
Tarah Anasseri
48:33
If we take a prerequisite this summer will this also be accepted or are online classes only accepted for this spring semester
Sean’s iPhone
50:27
could we sign up for personal meeting with our prehealth advisor ?
Kimberly Joseph
50:51
I know Microbio and Biochem labs are cancelled for the summer
Samantha Alvarado-Postigo
50:52
For further information regarding opening a portfolio with OPHA: https://case.fiu.edu/pre-health/agenda/index.html
Nichole Martinez
51:27
Hi!
Nichole Martinez
51:30
It’s not cancelled!
Nichole Martinez
51:39
I work with Dr. Brinn.
Nichole Martinez
51:45
For anatomy lab.
Kianna Bruzzo
51:48
Human Anatomy Labs are still on!
Kimberly Joseph
52:01
Microbio and Biochem are cancelled for summer
Martina Corral
52:06
Microbiology lab was cancelled as per my advisor
Summer Escobar
57:35
if you recorded this session could you post it on the website?
Rachel Rangel Paradela
58:51
Hello, thank you for doing this! In terms of applying through the pre-health office, how long does it take for the letter to be submitted after you go through the committee interview?
Angelica Roger
01:03:32
just to clarify, you said we CAN apply to DO if we don’t have our letters yet?
Tarah Anasseri
01:04:03
I’m taking biochem in summer but now it is online will it be accepted
Tarah Anasseri
01:04:30
Or are online classes only accepted for this spring semester
ValentinaMelero
01:06:11
Hi! my connection was faulty, I did not hear the answer to my question: how do you recommend preparing for the COVID 19 questions in secondary application and interviews? sorry about that and thank you
Maurizio Porco
01:06:24
For the petition form, I just made a new link: go.fiu.edu/petitionform
Kevin Rodriguez
01:07:09
how can taking the free online courses at the Harvard website help us in terms of adding it to our resume? On the website, it says that we get a verified certificate so how will that help?
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:07:44
@Maurizio the link says I don’t have access
Heena Mansuri
01:07:58
If we took dual enrollment courses at BC during high school, do I need transcripts from there sent as well?
Gwendolyn Rustin
01:08:13
Same for me @Maurizio
norkacamacho
01:08:26
where should we tell the writers to send the letters of rec.? Many are asking and I don’t know where to tell them to send them/what time should they be sent? Should it be directly to the AAMC website or to FIU or even just to ourselves and we send them
Adriana Mesa
01:10:15
Thank you so much for this session, it was very informative and it has helped lower my uncertainty.
Martina Corral
01:10:25
I have logged into the schools I am interested in for PA but none of the specify if pass/fail are accepted. Where could I find this info?
Loretta S
01:11:10
@Maurizio the link is showing up as not valid
Allison Rojas
01:11:34
Where is the link to submit personal statements for review?
Maurizio Porco
01:11:37
let me see how I can fix it
Braxton Jewett
01:12:38
I saw on the pre-health that you need to meet a 3.5 gpa or higher to be considered for the committee letter. What is your advice for those with lower gpas.
Julian Purrinos
01:12:49
So when I ask some one for a letter of rec I tell them to “sign it at the bottom and letterhead”?
Maurizio Porco
01:14:21
please check the petition form now, lets see if it works
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:14:43
Was the link for sending the personal statement for review sent yet?
Braxton Jewett
01:14:43
okay thank you
Ashley Garcia
01:14:44
Thank you for this meeting!
Amy
01:15:11
for the classes that are being offered as online in the summer, if the class was scheduled for in person on Tuesday at 11:15 AM for example will it be required to attend class the same day/time or the classes will be recorded?
Jurgen Daye
01:15:40
If I have already completed my file by sending all required documents, should I contact the office to schedule my interview, or do I need to wait for approval of the files?
Jacqueline Moats
01:15:46
Thank you for the great info and generous time
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:16:03
I don’t see the link, I see that you said you sent it right now again.
Gregory Thomas
01:16:03
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z5hg6BrbgI7qmUuIH8cm0i8HEkZhOPxOviRSeGc1k9Q/edit
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:16:09
I see it now, thanks!
Vanessa Blanco
01:16:12
If I apply to both DO and MD schools, will you easily be able to send the committee letter to both types of med schools?
Amy
01:16:41
thank you! this was very helpful
Braxton Jewett
01:17:24
For the LOR from science faculty, do they need to be from FIU professors who taught me? Or is science faculty (research) from another university not counted towards that?
Jurgen Daye
01:17:43
Thank you very much for the session. It was very informative.
Braxton Jewett
01:18:31
Also, If I took a research lab for credit/class with an FIU professor is he considered a faculty LOR or a mentor LOR?
Julian Purrinos
01:18:56
So when I ask some one for a letter of rec I tell them to “sign it at the bottom and letterhead”?
valeria
01:18:57
should we apply for the committee letter a semester or a year before applying medical school
Roshni
01:19:16
Not exactly a question but it's good to see you're all in good health! Thanks for taking the time to answer all of the questions.
Martina Corral
01:19:19
Thank you so much to everyone in the pre-health department. I appreciate everything you’re doing!
Braxton Jewett
01:19:54
okay thank you!!
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:20:40
Thank you all so much, this has been really helpful!
Naser Hamad (SAAC)
01:21:15
Thank you for everything!!
Karelys Guerra
01:21:22
Thank you so much for your time :)
Heena Mansuri
01:21:22
Thank you all for taking the time to answer our questions!!
Sebastian Quintana
01:21:24
Thank you!
Esdras Lopez
01:21:25
Thanks so much :)
ValentinaMelero
01:21:29
thank you so much!
valeria
01:21:32
thank you professor
Wilfredo Cruz Ibarra
01:21:35
Thank you for everything!!!
norkacamacho
01:21:36
Thank you so much
patriciatoledo
01:21:41
Thank you for this
Ashley G
01:21:44
Thank you for having this session!
Melanie’s iPhone
01:21:45
Thank you all so much!
Kianna Bruzzo
01:21:49
Thank you
Allison Rojas
01:21:53
Thank you!!
Loretta S
01:21:54
Thank you for this :)
Vanessa Blanco
01:21:59
Thank you all so much for taking the time to give us all this information!
Kimanh Nguyen
01:22:02
Thank you!! :)
jatnielservian
01:22:25
thank you so much!!!
Guethsa Virna Altena
01:22:35
Thank you so much everyone, Stay Safe :)
MC
01:22:42
THANK YOU
Samuel Lopez
01:22:45
Thank you everyone! It is all very much appreciated.
Tarah Anasseri
01:22:55
Thank you all for your help!
Melissa Ubeda
01:23:01
Thank you so much!
Kass
01:23:06
I really appreciate this. Thank you!!
Alexandra Ochoa
01:23:08
Thank you!