Advising Guides

For many pre-health students, the most important challenge is deciding what health profession is right for them and assessing the implications of that decision. The Pre-Professional Programs and Advising Office has compiled information into a series of medical and dental planning guides which will help students to understand the process of preparing for and applying to the various medical and dental schools. These guides will help you to put together the best possible presentation of yourself when applying to medical and dental schools.

Note: Clicking the links below will open these guides within your browser. To download any of these guides, please right-click on the links below and select the “Save Link As…” option. If you have trouble accessing the guides, please clear your browser’s history and try again.

Pre-Medical Planning Guides: Medicine and Dentistry

PDF Document: Guide One: Pre-Med & Pre-Health Planning at Johns Hopkins University
PDF Document: Guide Two: Letters of Recommendation
** PDF Document: veCollect Instructions
PDF Document: Guide Three: Applying to Health Professions School
PDF Document: Guide Four: The Ongoing Application Process
PDF Document: Guide Five: The Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Interview Process

AAMC Planning Guides: Careers in Medicine

AAMC Resources for Pre-Med Students
PDF Document: Your Path to a Career in Medicine: Answers to 16 Key Questions

Application Services Instructions

PDF Document: 2020 AMCAS Applicant Guide
AACOMAS Instruction Manual 2020

We encourage you to consult your pre-health advisor at several points during your undergraduate career at Hopkins, as well as practitioners in the various health professions, in order to help you clarify your motivation to pursue a career in the health professions.