Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the CMU Health Professions Program

The Health Professions Program (HPP) is an advising resource for all current CMU students and alumni interested in pursuing a career in a health profession. Such careers include medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and genetic counseling, to name a few. Students interested in careers in biomedical research are also welcome.  The program is designed to assist students with:

  • Exploration: What are some possible health careers? What are the pre-reqs?
  • Preparation: How do I become a competitive applicant to a health professions school?
  • Application: What does the application process entail? What is the CMU Committee Interview Process?
  • Mentoring: Connecting students to alumni and other professionals in the health professions.

Current students and alumni:

COVID-19 messaging to HPP students:  

How do mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work?
How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine work?
AACOMAS COVID-19 Resources Page for applicants
TMDSAS COVID-19 Resources Page for applicants

As of May 31, 2022:

  1. AMCAS current updates:
    • May 3, 2022: AMCAS is OPEN

    • May 31, 2022: AMCAS application submission starts (MCAT & rec letters NOT required)

    • June 24, 2022: AMCAS transmission of verified apps to med schools starts 

  2. TMDSAS 
    • AY23 now open
    • Acceptances offered Oct 15, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023
    • February 17, 2023: Match deadline for applicants with acceptance(s)
    • March 3, 2023:  Match results announced
    • AY23 now open
    • mid- June: Colleges begin receiving and processing applications
  4. AADSAS 
    • May 10, 2022: application and FAP paperless opens

    • May 24-25, 2022: FREE ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair. Chat with over 60+ dental schools

    • June 1, 2022: AADSAS application submission begins

    • Aug 15 - Sept. 30, 2022: Academic Update period (1st academic period)

    • Dec 1, 2022 - Feb. 2, 2023: Academic Update period (2nd academic period)

    • Dec 15, 2022: AY23 cycle dental school acceptance notification date

    • Feb 2, 2023: 2022-23 ADEA AADSAS closes

    • Feb 9, 2023: Last day to submit all official documents to ADEA AADSAS

  5. CASPA
    • AY2023 now OPEN
    • AY23 CASPA application fee: $179 for first designation, $56 for each additional designation
    • Program deadlines

For the latest updates, please refer to the CMU Alert Emergency Notification System page on COVID-19

Upcoming Events


"My heart is in the work."

Andrew Carnegie
November 15, 1900