Continue to volunteer/work in a medical field or setting (clinic, ER, hospital).
Study for, register for, and take admission exam.
Visit schools in which you are interested through open houses and recruitment events.
Review the information book (online version or order hard copy) for your health profession of choice, which includes descriptions of all of the schools/programs, admissions criteria, minimum entrance requirements, etc.
Make a list of all schools/programs to which you plan to apply.
Request letters of recommendation/evaluation from individuals who will serve as your references.
If you are applying during summer after junior year to start your graduate program the fall after senior year:
(If you are applying to start your graduate program after a gap year, do these steps in your senior year)
Participate in the Health Professions Evaluation Committee process.
Write thank-you notes to committee members who interviewed you.
Complete your centralized application by the applicable due dates.
Request official transcripts of all college work attempted at VT and elsewhere be sent to application service.
Request HPA to submit your committee letter to application services or professional schools.
Continue to be involved in pre-health organizations, research and community service activities. Look for leadership opportunities in these areas. Focus your time and energy to specific community service activities on a regular basis (for example, once a week).
Attend HPA 101 if you haven't already. See HPA events.