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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Pre-Optometry
    Calculation Register for a Workshop Rules for Probation Schedule an Appointment Course Exception Forms Parents About Us Our Advising Team Our Mission Contact Us Visit Us Please share your feedback Pre Optometry Students Services Provided A list of required prerequisite courses for medical dental optometry and podiatry schools in the United States and information for osteopathy and chiropractic schools Help planning the schedule of pre professional courses with the requirements of your major Suggestions for additional courses outside the prerequisites Connections to the student organizations volunteer work and medical related experiences Information on ways to prepare for and when to take admission tests Information regarding the application process Informational Meetings Introductory meetings are held in September and October for new students on campus and students who recently developed a pre professional interest General meetings are held in September and October for student who are preparing to apply to professional school the next application cycle Applicant Information Sessions for applying students are held in March April May September and October See additional information in the link above Individual Appointments Students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting prior to scheduling an individual appointment Individual pre professional advising appointments are available from September to May with the exception of the priority registration windows To prepare for your pre professional advising appointment read all the information provided on our website for your specific program of interest prior to your advising appointment Use the links in the additional information section Schedule an appointment Pre Med Listserv Stay informed by joining the pre med listserve Undergraduate Studies posts meeting information announcements research employment and volunteer opportunities for UK s pre medical pre dental pre optometry and pre podiatry students Subscribe to the listserve by emailing a message to listserv lsv uky edu In the body

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/US/pre_op.html (2012-11-13)
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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Pre-Podiatry Advising
    Us Visit Us Please share your feedback Pre Podiatry Students Services Provided A list of required prerequisite courses for medical dental optometry and podiatry schools in the United States and information for osteopathy and chiropractic schools Help planning the schedule of pre professional courses with the requirements of your major Suggestions for additional courses outside the prerequisites Connections to the student organizations volunteer work and medical related experiences Information on ways to prepare for and when to take admission tests Information regarding the application process Informational Meetings Introductory meetings are held in September and October for new students on campus and students who recently developed a pre professional interest Meeting details are announced on the premed listserv directions on how to join the pre med listserv are below under Pre Professional Listserv General meetings are held in September and October for student who are preparing to apply to professional school the next application cycle Meeting details are announced on the premed listserv directions on how to join the pre med listserv are below under Pre Professional Listserv Applicant Information Sessions for applying students are held in March April May September and October See additional information in the link above Individual Appointments Students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting prior to scheduling an individual appointment Individual pre professional advising appointments are available from September to May with the exception of the priority registration windows To prepare for your pre professional advising appointment read all the information provided on our website for your specific program of interest prior to your advising appointment Use the links in the additional information section Schedule an appointment Pre Med Listserv Stay informed by joining the pre med listserve Undergraduate Studies posts meeting information announcements research employment and volunteer opportunities for UK s pre medical pre

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Pre-Med Information Sessions
    GPA Calculation Register for a Workshop Rules for Probation Schedule an Appointment Course Exception Forms Parents About Us Our Advising Team Our Mission Contact Us Visit Us Please share your feedback Applicant Information Sessions Undergraduate Studies conducts Applicant Information Sessions for student preparing to apply to medical dental optometry and podiatry schools Sessions are offered in March April and May for students applying early in the application cycle and again

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/US/letter.html (2012-11-13)
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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Pre-Professional Resources
    Probation Schedule an Appointment Course Exception Forms Parents About Us Our Advising Team Our Mission Contact Us Visit Us Please share your feedback Pre Professional Resources The Office of Undergraduate Research http www uky edu UGResearch Learn about opportunities for undergraduate research The Office of Student Involvement http getinvolved uky edu Page aspx pageid 2 Learn about way to get involved in student organizations and volunteer opportunities on UK s campus Professional Education Preparation Program PEPP University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Dentistry http www mc uky edu medicine diversity high school asp Program established to assist students from medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth who intend to pursue a career as a physician or dentist and hope to return to their home county or similar underserved area of Kentucky to practice medicine or dentistry Saturday Morning Clinics SMC University of Kentucky College of Dentistry http www mc uky edu Dentistry students dmd satclin html Observation opportunities for anyone considering dentistry as a profession Podiatric Medicine Internship Programs Internships designed to provide insight into the many facets of podiatric medicine and the education involved with obtaining the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine http www

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | The Competitive Applicant
    Documents Rebound GPA Calculation Register for a Workshop Rules for Probation Schedule an Appointment Course Exception Forms Parents About Us Our Advising Team Our Mission Contact Us Visit Us Please share your feedback The Competitive Applicant Competition for admission to professional schools is very intense Currently only about one third of those who apply to medical school gain admission even though the majority of those rejected would by common agreement be able to successfully complete medical school and could make competent and dedicated physicians Professional school admissions committees certainly consider grades and admission test scores but they also give serious consideration to many other factors What does the competitive applicant look like This is the average profile for students who have been admitted Professional School Cumulative GPA Science GPA Biology Chemistry Physics Math Entrance Exam Score Allopathic Medicine 3 7 3 6 MCAT 30 Osteopathic Medicine 3 5 3 4 MCAT 26 Podiatry 3 3 3 1 MCAT 22 Dentistry 3 4 3 2 DAT 18 Optometry 3 3 N A OAT 323 Other factors considered by admission committees demonstrated leadership exposure to the profession in patient care settings involvement in service work to benefit the community independent study or

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Timeline
    Hall Watch your credit rating Be aware that professional schools will ask for a credit report on you so be very very careful with credit cards loans etc during college In your second semester begin volunteer work in service organizations and or medical settings Back to top Sophomore Year Subscribe to the Pre Med Listserve If you recently developed a pre professional interest attend the introductory group meeting for freshmen pre professional students Meetings usually occur in September and October Details are posted to the Pre Med Listserve Continue taking the pre professional science courses as well as those toward your degree If you have not declared your major be sure you do so by the spring of your sophomore year Once you declare your primary advisor will be a faculty member in your major department The pre professional advisors in Miller Hall will continue to assist you with your pre professional plans Continue to develop relationships with your faculty You will need letters of recommendation Become involved in one or more student organizations on campus Try to obtain a leadership position in one of them Continue volunteer work in service organizations and or medical settings Put together a list of professional schools where you might apply and begin to research them Start planning to cover application costs Meet with a pre professional advisor to discuss how things are going Look into internships or opportunities for research for the summer or next fall Back to top Junior Year Subscribe to the Pre Med Listserve In the fall attend the general group meeting for students preparing to apply to a professional program to learn about Admissions Test Application Procedures and Letters of Recommendation Meetings usually occur in September and October Details are posted to the Pre Med Listserve After you have attended the introductory group meeting meet with your pre professional advisor according to the alphabetical dissimilation corresponding to your last name to discuss your pre professional plans Please note pre professional advisors are not available for appointments during spring and fall priority registration Schedule an appointment Pre Professional advisors are located in 109 Miller Hall Complete requirements for admission and for subjects covered by the MCAT DAT or OAT during the year Plan a lighter course load for the semester you plan on taking the professional admission test to allow for exam preparation Continue volunteer work in service organizations and or medical settings Read the information on Admission Test and Application Procedures for the professional program you are considering  Begin serious preparation for the profession school admission test MCAT DAT OAT in December January Consult with your pre professional advisor about ways to prepare Plan to take at least one full length practice admission test before you take the official one Look into internships or opportunities for research for the summer or next fall Develop a plan if you do not get into the professional school the first time Graduate programs employment other careers are a few options to

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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Pre-Law
    process Students considering law school can contact a pre law advisor in Undergraduate Studies While a broad liberal arts education is generally considered to be an excellent preparation for law school there is no fixed comprehensive pre law curriculum prescribed by any American law school In general pre law students should develop rigorous study habits become skilled in clear and logical communication and select courses that can enhance critical reading writing and analytical skills There is no specified undergraduate degree program required for entry into law school Students are advised to choose the major that is the best fit in terms of personal interests strengths and alternative career options Students are advised to explore the web sites of law schools in which they are interested and to familiarize themselves with admissions standards at those schools Almost all law schools require students to take the Law School Admission Test LSAT Additional information is available from the Law School Admission Council www lsac org Phi Alpha Delta UK s pre law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta PAD a part of the world s largest law fraternity unites academically talented students who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a legal career and increases their awareness of the law profession and the process of being admitted to law school Three of the main components that law school admissions officers look at are LSAT scores GPA and community involvement PAD s main focus is on the success of individuals in all three areas Programs include lectures by practicing attorneys and current law students social activities Law Day and most importantly practice LSAT s which are available to all students interested in Pre Law If you are not a member already join us Even if you are not sure about law school come to a meeting

    Original URL path: http://www.uky.edu/US/pre_law.html (2012-11-13)
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  • UK | Undergraduate Studies | Advising Syllabus
    selecting courses that meet those requirements in an appropriate time frame while monitoring their progress toward graduation Consulting with appropriate advisors for specific questions or concerns Scheduling and keeping academic advising appointments in a timely manner throughout their academic career so as to avoid seeking advising only during busy registration periods Being prepared for advising sessions Back to top Advisors are responsible for Helping students clarify their options goals and potential and understand themselves better Helping students understand the nature and purpose of a college education Maintaining confidentiality per University and Federal guidelines Providing accurate information about educational options requirements policies and procedures Helping students plan their educational program and monitor and evaluate their educational progress Back to top Undergraduate Studies students will 1 Meet with their academic advisor regularly Undergraduate Studies recommends a minimum of 3 advising appointments for new and probation students per semester All students are required to have at least one advising appointment to discuss courses for the following semester UK uses registration holds to ensure students establish a minimum of one advising appointment per semester This hold will not be removed until the student has met with their academic advisor prior to registration for the next semester Information on how to schedule an appointment is available here Once an appointment is made arrive on time and come prepared Notify your advisor as soon as possible if you need to reschedule Your advisor is a resource and you are encouraged to inform him her about any circumstances that could influence your academic performance such as work schedules illness family or other personal situations Discuss with your advisor any grades of concern D or E or if you are considering dropping a course or withdrawing from the University In the event your academic advisor is unavailable or you have a quick question there is an Advisor on Call on weekdays from 8 30am 4 30pm Back to top 2 Read official UK Communication UK acknowledges that email has become the primary means of communication on our campus However some official correspondence will be sent by mail Maintain and check your UK email account daily and keep your mailing address information current on myUK Read all official university documents and communication Read the University of Kentucky Bulletin for information related to degree programs your academic progress as well as the policies of the University Back to top 3 Actively explore majors Selecting a major is not a passive process and should begin as soon as you arrive in Undergraduate Studies and continue until a major is chosen Students should start the process by completing the following steps Identify 2 3 majors of interest to explore and print out their major sheets Monitor your progress toward each major of interest by running an APEX degree audit Assess your interests by taking a career test offered by the UK Counseling Center and the Stuckert Career Center Meet with a counselor to review the results Go to the Stuckert Career Center

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