What to Expect
Med Fair is a great way to connect with a large number of allopathic and osteopathic schools right here on campus! Typically, 35-45 schools and over 300+ students participate in the event. The Fair offers something for everyone:
Learn about specific programs from medical school representatives
Collect application and financial aid information
Get tips on personal statement writing, application process and letters of reference
1st year students/Sophomores
Explore medical school options
Build networks for the future
Ask questions about undergrad coursework and extra-curricular activities
Registration is on-site the day of the event
There is no registration fee. Bring your student ID
Students from other universities/colleges are welcome to attend
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do before the Fair?
Prioritize your list of schools to make effective use of your time. If you have time, visit the websites of your top schools.
What should I wear?
First impressions count so give some thought to what you wear. Business casual works for the Fair; however, keep in mind “business casual” doesn’t mean “classroom casual.” Bottom line—you want the schools to remember you… not what you’re wearing.
I only have 30 minutes between classes… should I still come?
Yes!… but maximize your time by checking the list of schools before the fair and picking your top 3-5 schools. At the Fair, register and head straight to your top choice school. If there’s a long line move on to the next one on your list. 30 minutes is plenty of time to connect with 3-4 schools.
What should I bring with me?
Bring your questions for the schools (e.g., what are your course offerings?) and be prepared to answer questions (e.g., when do you want to attend med school?). No need to bring a resume.
Anything else I should know?
Use our Reference Letter Service to manage your letters of reference. Most graduate/professional schools request letters of reference as an important part of the application process. It’s most helpful to request letters of reference from GSIs/faculty during current courses rather than waiting until application time which might be several semesters later. Our Reference Letter Service will help you get an early start on this important part of the application process.
Got more questions?
Come chat with us during advising hours or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating Schools (watch for updates!)