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 completed the HPAC Interview process.

January 29, 2024 (Monday – In person and via Zoom for alums)

Attend the MANDATORY meeting for students considering applying for Fall 2025 entrance to a health professions program.

  • Mandatory meeting for all Juniors And Seniors and Alums who intend to apply to MD, DO, DMD/DDS programs.
  • Time and place TBD.  Contact Professor Swart for details.
  • Alumni will receive emails through their Trinity Email unless you update contact information.  To update your email contact Professor Charles Swart at [email protected]

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.

March 29, 2024 (Friday)

DEADLINE to Request a Committee Letter for MD, DO, DMD Programs

Send an email that will serve as your official request for a Letter of Evaluation to Professor Charles Swart via e-mail at [email protected] (cc’ed to Kathy Mallinson)

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

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

The form can be found here:

The following materials are due via email attachments (Word or PDF files, please) to Kathy Mallinson:


1) Personal Statement – click on below document for guidelines

Personal Statement

2) Autobiographical Profile – click on below document for guidelines


3) Deadline to Request Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3) – click on below document for guidelines – Earlier is Better.  Two letters MUST be from Trinity SCIENCE faculty.
One letter MUST be from a NON-SCIENCE faculty. One or 2 additional letters may be submitted at the students discretion.

Letter writers will have until April 5 to submit their letters to Kathy Mallinson ([email protected]). Letters should be signed and on letterhead.

Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation Faculty Writers

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 the official 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 2024

HPAC Committee Interviews – you will be contacted in early April with the names of the committee members who will interview you.  You will contact them to interview during the month of April.  May 1 – the last day of classes is the Final date to be interviewed by HPAC Members.

May 2024

AACOMAS, AMCAS and AADSAS usually open to receive new applications in early May – you will have the month of May and early June to complete your application.  This will take some time.

Submit a copy of your primary application and letter of evaluation request form (AMCAS and AACOMAS application) to Kathy Mallinson ([email protected]) and ‘cc’ to Dr. Charles Swart ([email protected]).

If you complete all of the requirements – The HPAC Committee will meet to review applicant folders in Mid/late May and will submit Committee letters to AMCAS, ACOMAS and ADSAS in early June.

Summer 2024

Follow AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS instructions – Submit all secondary applications, fall grades, and summer updates to individual professional schools.

Prepare for interviews.

Please notify HPAC of interviews and acceptances by e-mailing Kathy Mallinson at [email protected].