Tips for Maximizing your Admission into a Professional Program
Midwestern University–Glendale Campus offers the following degree
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.S.)
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)
Master (M.B.S.) of Biomedical Science
Master of Arts in in Biomedical Science (M.A.)
Master of Science in Cardiovascular Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.)
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
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Maximize your exposure to a variety of test preparation materials and plan to review over a prolonged period of
time. Take your admission test preparation seriously and start preparing early.
Register to take your professional entrance exam only when you are maximally prepared to perform at your
best. Completion of the general chemistry and general biology course sequences is recommended.
Take the initiative to make sure your professors know who you are in every course you enroll in.
Make a habit of attending classes diligently and attempt to sit in rows near the front of the class.
Study hard and learn as much as you can in all of your classes.
Maintain your commitment to studying hard even though the course or professor may not be the most
interesting or enjoyable. Remember learning is the primary goal, not being entertained or liked by the professor.
Establish an authentic record of service to others through volunteer experiences, extracurricular involvement,
leadership roles, tutoring, active membership in service organizations, etc. (as opposed to a paper chase list of
organizations you have joined).
Be a self-starter. Don't wait for others to tell you what to do. Be well informed and get off to a good start.
Focus your narrative on why you want to be admitted to a professional program. You should have more than
one or two reasons and you should place these in priority as you discuss them.
Remember that motivation cannot make up for unsatisfactory academic performance or low scores on the
professional academic exam. Motivation for entrance to any professional program should translate into above
average academic performance and competitive exam scores.
Demonstrate maturity by doing well in courses that you do not find the most interesting or challenging.
If you are having difficulty in a prerequisite course, evaluate your options. Consider using tutors, visiting with
the professor during office hours, changing study habits, setting appropriate priorities, studying with peers,
withdrawing from the course and taking it when you have more time, or taking it from another professor.
Take higher-level science coursework to better prepare for professional school.
Demonstrate a sustained record of 14-16 credit hour loads per term with two or more sciences. Use common
sense in your coursework schedule. Do not take overloads in credit hours per semester in an...