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Many students decide to take an additional year to apply to the health professions school of their choice. This is a great time to enhance application competitiveness and invest in personal growth. To begin this process, it is important to reflect on the following questions:

  • Are there any weak areas of my application?
  • Is there something I have yet to complete that I know will make me a stronger candidate?
  • What skills/knowledge/experiences would I like to have before I start professional school?

Answering these questions can guide plans for the bridge-year. Students are encouraged to utilize an appointment at HPO to reflect and make bridge-year plans. The following tabs address essential categories for application enhancement and competitiveness. Keep in mind that if you are applying within your bridge-year, you will need to be available for potential interviews during that year.