Pre-Professional Advising

Welcome to the home of the University of Rio Grande Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC). The goal of the Committee is to provide Rio Grande students with information that is necessary to prepare for post-baccalaureate graduate and professional school training.

Information regarding recommended courses, schedules, application process, and admission testing for a variety of health-related graduate and professional schools can be found by following the appropriate link in the navigation bar on the right.

PPAC documents that may be necessary during the application process for health-related graduate and professional schools can be found in Information and Forms below.

Mission

The mission of the University of Rio Grande Pre-Professional Advisory Committee is:

  • to function as a qualifying body to evaluate all applicants interested in the Pre-Medical Studies internship program;
  • to function as an interpreter and generator of facutly recommendations for a student's admission to a graduate professional school.

Information and Forms

PPAC Recommendation Request Instructions - This provides information regarding the process of requesting a recommendation from the PPAC.

PPAC Recommendation Application - This is the form that must be completed when requesting a recommendation from the PPAC. While many of these professional or graduate programs do not require a committee recommendation, the PPAC uses this information to track students who are pursuing these preparation tracks. All students who are preparing for one of these post-baccalaureate programs should submit an Application.

Consent Form - This form must be filled out by every student requesting a recommendation letter from the PPAC or from a URG faculty member. The letter can provide consent for the PPAC, if requesting a committee letter, or for individual URG faculty members, if requesting faculty letters.

Liability Waiver - This form must be filled out by every student requesting a recommendation letter from the PPAC.

Faculty Evaluation Form - This form is to be distributed to four URG faculty members. The form should be returned to the PPAC along with a letter of recommendation addressed to the PPAC.

 

Practice Tests - The website TestPrepPractice.net claims to provide free practice tests and tutorials for a variety of admissions tests, including the DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, and PCAT. A link to this website is provided as a service to our students and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any services that may be provided by the website.

You and Your Health Professions Advisor - This publication is from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. It explains the importance of the relationship between the student and the health professions advisor.

Composing a Letter of Evaluation - This publication is from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. It is recommended reading for anyone writing a letter or recommendation for a student who is applying to health-related professional or graduate programs.