Applying for Nomination to a Linkage Program

Applying for Nomination to a Linkage Program

Students who have done their research and consulted with their advisor should then consider applying for nomination to link to their school of choice.

Timeline (EC 14)

For specific dates and details, please consult the timeline. Below is an overview of the timeline for applying for nomination.

Fall Semester

  • Applicants must complete and submit the internal application by the date in December specified on the timeline.
  • Applicants must request letters of recommendation from faculty for courses already completed, supervisors, their undergraduate college, and others who may be able to write insightfully about them.

Spring Semester

  • At the beginning of the spring semester, after fall grades become available, the Premedical Committee will announce its nomination decisions.

Timeline (EC 15 and Beyond)

For specific dates and details, please consult the timeline. Below is an overview of the timeline for applying for nomination.

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

  • Applicants must complete and submit the internal application by the date in September specified on the timeline.
  • Applicants must request letters of recommendation from faculty for courses already completed, supervisors, their undergraduate college, and others who may be able to write insightfully about them.
  • By December 1, applicants must submit the linkage school essay and letters and the verification of clinical health care work. This is also the date by which letters of recommendation are due (with the exception of letters requested from fall semester faculty).

Spring Semester

  • At the beginning of the spring semester, after fall grades become available, the Premedical Committee will announce its nomination decisions.
  • Nominees are then given their school's linkage application timeline, including deadline dates for AMCAS, the secondary application, MCAT, interview date and so forth.
  • Letters of recommendation from fall semester faculty are due by the beginning of the spring semester January.

Nomination Decisions

Nominations are made at the discretion of the Premedical Committee. Decisions are non-negotiable and are not open to petition.

Students who are nominated for linkage by the Premedical Committee are by no means guaranteed acceptance into the linkage school.