The Tufts University School of Medicine's Office of Public Health and Professional Degree Programs oversees the administrative operations of the medical school graduate programs, inclusive of admissions, registration, career services and general student services functions.
The Admissions Counselor works with a professional Admissions team to fulfill the enrollment objectives set by the Tufts University School of Medicine's Office of Public Health and Professional Degree Programs oversees the administrative operations of the medical school graduate programs, inclusive of admissions, registration, career services and general student services functions of the Medical School’s Public Health & Professional Degree Programs (PHPD). S/he reads and evaluates applications for admission by reviewing applications and making recommendations/assignments to the Admissions Committee(s). Responsible for giving presentations about the PHPD programs, including virtual presentations. Prepares statistics for Admissions Committee(s) and other meetings that require statistical data. Additional responsibilities include preparing PowerPoint presentations as needed, providing informational updates for partner offices (e.g. Student Advisory and Health Administration, Office of International Affairs, etc.). Assists in the supervision of student workers and closely works with the Director and Assoc. Director in implementing processes for matriculation. Works closely with Assoc. Director of Admissions in ensuring the successful flow of the application business process. Provides assistance to the Director of Admissions and Assoc. Director of Admissions, as needed. S/he conducts group/individual information sessions for prospective students and represents the PHPD at schools and college fairs during travel to assigned geographic recruitment territory. This individual assists the Director and Assoc. Director of Admissions managing inventory, budget, travel schedules, website content etc. The Admissions Counselor’s primary duties include the exercise of discretion and independent judgement in many areas. When reviewing applications, they must exercise judgement in determining an applicant’s academic ability by making assessments of coursework/test scores, resume, related experience and professionalism, and consider many other discerning factors. They must also exercise judgement and discretion in communicating with applicants disseminating information regarding applications and significant individual personal matters.
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