The following resources can help you improve upon your application through mastery of your prerequisite courses.
Financial Literacy Accordion Closed
Graduate school is expensive. Understanding the cost of your degree should be one of the factors to consider when pursuing a healthcare profession and deciding where to apply. In addition to the links below, make sure you are checking individual programs and government financial aid sites for funding opportunities and loan forgiveness programs.
Explore Health Careers offers a financial literacy worksheet that is a great way to start exploring your financial options.
Profession-Specific Financial Information:
Allopathic Medicine (MD): Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST)
- Paying For Medical School
- MedLoans Organizer and Calculator
- Education Debt Manager for Matriculating and Graduating Medical School Students
Athletic Training: Going to AT School
Dental: Money Matters
Naturopathic Medicine: Financial Resources Including Financial Aid, Loans & Scholarships (aanmc.org)
Optometry: Financing an Optometric Education
Osteopathic Medicine (DO): Financial Aid and Scholarships
Pharmacy: Financial Literacy Fact Sheet
Physical Therapy: Financial Wellness
Physician Assistant: Paying for PA School
Veterinary: Funding Your Degree
Fee Assistance Programs:
Participating in a fee assistance program can help you save money while applying to your health professional program. Check your health profession’s Centralized Application Service (CAS) for eligibility and application.
Loan Forgiveness Programs:
*Check individual states for additional loan repayment programs
Recitation Courses Accordion Closed
- A recitation is an instructor led review of course materials in the form of a one unit pass/fail course. This can very often result in better exam/quiz for your graded courses as well as improve your mastery of the material.
- Attendance is critical to get a passing grade, but no additional homework or assignments are given in the recitation. In other words, if you show up, you pass the course.
- Recitation courses are designated by an “R” suffix (ie. CHM 151R) and are usually offered for the following courses: CHM 151, 152, 235, 238; and PHY 111, 112, 161, 262. Enroll in these courses through LOUIE.
- Speak with your academic advisor or a premed advisor for more information.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Accordion Closed
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free program where a student who previously took the course (SI leader), now sits in class with you and hears everything the instructor says.
- During a student led session that is during a specific day/time, the SI leader will review the material and even hold test reviews closer to exam dates.
- The SI leaders often have access to old exams/quizzes/assignments from your professor as well as creates their own formula sheets or study guides.
- Students who attend SI regularly earn fewer Ds and Fs than students who don’t utilize SI, and –on average– get a higher final course grade.
- There is nothing to sign up for. All you need to do is show up!