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Premedical Advisory Committee

What is PAC?

As a premedical student you may apply for an evaluation by our Premedical Advisory Committee (PAC). Our PAC assesses each student's preparedness to apply to medical school(s) with respect to their academic ability, commitment to medicine, and development of humane instincts and core personal competencies. The evaluation is based on, in part, information you provide, your transcripts and letters of evaluation. uses a ranking system as follows: outstanding, highly recommended, recommended with confidence, recommended, and not recommended.

Why Get a PAC Evaluation?

Once you submit your medical, dental, nursing or physician assistant school primary application through an online application service, the service will request letters of evaluation on behalf of the schools, typically as part of your primary application materials. The comprehensive evaluation that our PAC provides is a valuable and recommended addition to those application materials.

The committee sends its evaluation to medical, dental, nursing or physician assistant schools at your request and includes:

  • A cover letter explaining the PAC evaluation process
  • Comments and a narrative letter from the Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program Director
  • Professional letters of evaluation from chosen evaluators

Learn more about health professions school admission, and view the MCAT/DAT testing dates.

Apply for a PAC Evaluation

Students interested in medical, dental, physician assistant, nursing, and veterinary health professions should participate in the Premedical Advisory Committee process during their junior or senior years.

  • For all rising juniors and seniors, the 2018-19 PAC evaluation applications and supplemental materials are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.
  • We recommend that you complete the PAC evaluation before graduation. 
  • Alumni three years or more past graduation are not eligible for a PAC evaluation, however we can offer limited advising.
  • We do not offer Summer or Fall Semester PAC evaluations.

The next application process begins in the fall semester with the Premedical Advisory Committee Forum on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building. During the forum information session, students learn more about the process and have the opportunity to ask questions.  If you plan to apply for a PAC evaluation, you must attend the September forum. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, email Program Coordinator Amber MacIntyre at ammacintyre@davidson.edu

PAC Handouts