The Program Materials Section

THE PROGRAM MATERIALS SECTION

This is a new section of the SOPHAS application which is filled out by the schools and programs of public health themselves. They have provided information regarding their programs, including links to their websites and some of their individual requirements. This section also allows you to upload certain materials directly to the SOPHAS programs or answer program-specific questions.

UNDERSTAND: You must select programs to apply to in the “Manage My Programs” section of the application before you will have access to that program in this section.

Information which is marked as “REQUIRED” in this section by the program must be completed before you will be allowed to submit your application to that program. This information can NOT be edited after you submit your application.

Information which is marked as “OPTIONAL” in this section by the program does not need to be completed in order for you to submit.

Click on the program’s name to access their Program Materials section. There are several tabs within each program to be aware of:

Program Details

This is filled out by the program at the start of the application cycle, and includes their deadline as well as other information about the program that they may choose to provide.

Documents

This tab will only be available if the Program has opted to use it. If it is available, you will be allowed to upload certain documents, which will only be visible to that particular program. The program has the ability to mark these items as required or optional.

Documents which may be requested include:

  • ECFMG Credentials
  • Publication
  • Standardized Test Score Reports
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • USMLE Score Report
  • Writing Sample
  • Other

The program should specify what they would like to be uploaded in the “instructions” section of this tab. If you have any questions regarding what the program is looking for, please contact the program directly.

IMPORTANT: If your  program provides you with a PDF form which you must fill out and upload, you must create an image of the filled-out form or static document in order to upload it properly.

To do this, fill out the PDF document FIRST. Then either print out and scan the document as an image, or, use the snapshot tool on the PDF itself (edit snapshot or the camera button), and click anywhere on the page to select the entire form.  Open a blank Word document and paste in the copied information. You may then upload the Word document or save it in PDF format to upload it.

Questions

This tab will only be available if the Program has opted to use it. If it is available, the school will list additional questions in this section which they would like you to answer before applying to their program. These questions may be multiple choice or they may be open-ended text box questions which require a written response.

 



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