What is a Committee Evaluation?

The Committee Sponsorship Process is how Rutgers University-Newark formally presents you as a candidate to a Health Professions school (i.e. medical, dental, etc.).  Your strengths and attributes as an applicant are summarized in a "Committee Letter" of evaluation which accompanies the individual letters of recommendation that are forwarded to Health Profession schools.

We are pleased to see that you have reached the point in your journey where you have completed much of the required course work for your pre-health profession. You are now arriving to the point in your academic career where all you may have to do is apply. The process can be long and nerve wrecking, with many important steps. By doing your research now, you are taking a huge step forward towards your career. In general, professional schools are concerned with: 

  • Overall and science GPA
  • Standardized Exam (i.e. MCAT/DAT/OAT)
  • Personal Statement
  • Clinical Exposure to medicine/dentistry, etc.
  • Activities and leadership, particularly related to community service and volunteerism
  • Research
  • Interpersonal Skills

Many resources exist to assist you in this process. However, the final responsibility for adhering to timelines and the quality of your application rests with you.


How Will You Know You Are Ready? Here are questions you should ask yourself:

  • Have you met with a Pre-Health advisor yet? Will at least one advisor in the office recognize you as an applicant?
  • Will your numbers be sufficiently strong?
  • Will your medically-related experiences be sufficiently strong?
  • Will you be able to share “clinical” interactions and express your ability and passion for clinical care?
  • Do you have experience relating to others in significantly different life circumstances?
  • Are you in a position to have assembled a complete set of recommendations by June 2018?



2019 Application Cycle for First-Time Applicants:

Any current Rutgers University-Newark student who is applying to medical, dental, or another health profession graduate program this upcoming cycle and wishes to request a Committee Evaluation Sponsorship Letter must open a Health Professions File by Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

**All students must attend a mandatory workshop to be eligible to participate in the Health Professions Committee Evaluation Process.

The mandatory workshop is scheduled for (select one to attend):

Monday, Nov. 13th (Hill 108, 11:30am-12:50pm) 

Wednesday, Nov. 29th (Hill 105, 2:30pm-3:50 pm)

Monday, Dec. 4th (Hill 108, 11:30am-12:50pm)

For more information about the process or the workshop, contact Pre-Professional Services.