Pay careful attention to the deadline dates and requirements detailed below.  If you miss a deadline or your file is incomplete, you will not be allowed to participate in the HPAC Interview process.  The HPAC will not write a Letter of Evaluation for any individual who has not completeed the HPAC Interview process.  

January 27, 2020

  • Attend the MANDATORY meeting for students considering applying for Fall 2020 entrance to a health professions program.

          • Mandatory meeting for all seniors, regardless of when you plan to apply.
          • 7pm in The Life Science Center (LSC) Auditorium

The Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) will present information on the materials you need to submit for your HPAC file to qualify for a Letter of Evaluation.


February 17, 2020

DEADLINE for  letting Kathy Mallinson know (via email kathy.mallinson@trincoll.edu) that you are planning to apply to a Health Professions school this spring cycle.

February, March and April 2020

Attend health professional school informational meetings.  See Spring HPAP Calendar

March 5, 2020

Deadline to submit an official request for a Letter of Evaluation to Professor Charles Swart via e-mail at charles.swart@trincoll.edu (cc'ed to Kathy Mallinson)

The HPAC WILL NOT prepare a Committee Letter for individuals who have not adhered to this timeline.

March 31, 2020

The following materials are due via email attachments to Kathy Mallinson:


1)  Personal Statement - click on below document for guidelines

Personal Statement Thoughts

2) Autobiographical Profile - click on below document for guidelines



Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3) - click on below document for guidelines

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation Faculty Writers.pdf

  • Two letters MUST be from Trinity SCIENCE faculty.
  • One letter MUST be from a NON-SCIENCE faculty.
  • IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to check the status and content of your file by contacting Kathy Mallinson and to remind writers of your deadline. Writers must send recommendations directly to Kathy Mallinson as a pdf file.  Letters must be on offiicial Trinity College letterhead and must have an original signature by the letter writer.  Letters not on letterhead or signed will be returned to the letter writer.

April 8, 2020

Sign and deliver two copies of the HPAC Letter of Evaluation form to Kathy Mallinson (CCB 107, Science Commons).

April/May 2020

Interview with Prof. Swart and assigned HPAC member (this will complete your HPAC Application Folder).  These are two separate interviews.  Please contact each individual professor to schedule an interview date and time.

May 3, 2020

  • Final date to be interviewed by a HPAC Member.

Summer 2020

  • Submit completed primary health professions applications to health professions schools.

  • Submit a copy of your primary application and letter of evaluation request form (AMCAS application) to Kathy Mallinson (kathy.mallinson@trincoll.edu) and 'cc' to Dr. Charles Swart (charles.swart@trincoll.edu).

  • Submit all secondary applications, fall grades, and summer updates to individual schools.

  • Prepare for interviews.

Please notify HPAC of interviews and acceptances by e-mailing Kathy Mallinson at kathy.mallinson@trincoll.edu.

You are encouraged to attend all HPAP informational seminars. Click on the below link to see the program schedule: