Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) Process

The Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) process aims to advise and support students throughout their medical and dental applications. Each student who chooses to complete the process meets with a member of the committee to receive a customized evaluation of the materials they plan to submit to professional schools. A Letter Packet will be sent to the schools they are applying to. 

Eligibility 

The HPE process is available to:

  • Any current Seattle University student
  • Any alumni of Seattle University
  • Students applying to medical or dental school
  • Students who have completed 36 hours at Seattle University
  • Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Students who complete or have a plan to complete all the prerequisite courses for admission to medical/dental school before professional school matriculation
  • Students must release test scores and application information to the Health Professions Advisor within their AMCAS/AACOMAS/ADEA AADSAS/TMDSAS applications.

Upcoming Workshops 

Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) Workshop

The HPE workshops are for students who plan to apply to dental and medical schools for the 2023-2024 application cycle. The workshops will cover a range of topics to help prepare students for the application process.

Students need to meet the following criteria to participate:

  • Any current Seattle University student
  • Any alumni of Seattle University
  • Students who have completed 36 hours at Seattle University
  • Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Students who complete or have a plan to complete all the prerequisite courses for admission to medical/dental school prior to professional school matriculation
  • Students must release test scores and application information to the Health Professions Advisor within their AMCAS/AACOMAS/ADEA AADSAS/TMDSAS applications

Workshop #1: HPE OVERVIEW

In-Person: Monday, February 13, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in BANNAN 353

Virtual: Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6 pm – 7 pm. Zoom Link: https://seattleu.zoom.us/j/92363896373

 

Workshop #2: WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT

In-Person: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in BANNAN 371

Virtual: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 6 pm – 7 pm. Zoom Link: https://seattleu.zoom.us/j/92304021589

 

Workshop #3: RESUME AND INTERVIEW SKILLS

In-Person: Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in BANNAN 371

Virtual: Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6 pm – 7 pm. Zoom Link: https://seattleu.zoom.us/j/91917706552

 

Elements of the Process

The process consists of three workshops, putting together a complete packet to submit to the committee, two faculty interviews, and committee feedback evaluation. All the stages are mandatory and have firm deadlines.

  • Workshops: Students learn about the overall HPE process, how to craft a personal statement, and develop their resume and interview skills.
  • Packet: Applicants complete documents that parallel the online application before the application opens and receive editorial support from faculty and advisors
  • Interview: Applicants are paired with science and math faculty to help students prepare for medical/dental school interviews
  • Committee Review: A faculty committee evaluates each applicant and provides feedback to the student on the strengths and areas of improvement for their application. 

Timeline

The process begins in the application year the student plans to apply. 

  • Fall Quarter: Contact prehealth@seattleu.edu to express interest in participating
  • Winter Quarter: Attend workshops and work on application packet
  • Spring Quarter: Begin faculty interviews
  • Summer Quarter: Continue faculty interviews, the committee reviews each student's packet and provides 1:1 feedback

To Learn More

Please contact prehealth@seattleu.edu

38%
Admissions rate for SU students who did not participate in HPE

The admissions rate to medical schools for SU students who did not participate in the HPE process is 38%.

86%
Admissions rate for SU students who did participate in HPE

The admissions rate to medical schools for SU students who did participate in the HPE process is 86%.