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Staying Focused From the Start

Timeline for Undergraduates

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If you are serious about a career as a health professional, you should become knowledgeable in all health-related current events and issues, compile your own research, meet with your advisors regularly, and know what sets you apart from other applicants when applying to Health Professions schools.

Students should adhere to the following guidelines in order to be successful in the Pre-Health program.

Helpful Hints

  • Focus and keep a high GPA. Grades matter.
  • Enroll in at least 15+ hours each semester.
  • Stay on track with coursework. Sequencing is key.
  • Take at least two lab science courses each semester.
  • Get involved in curricular and co-curricular experiences.
  • Ask questions about health careers; talk to your professors, mentors, and other professionals.
  • Thoroughly explore the healthcare profession and make sure it is the right fit for you.

Stay Connected

Successful applicants are well informed. Information on upcoming health pre-professions events, admissions, webinars, HPAC deadlines, and more can come from the following:

  • Health pre-professional conferences
  • Symposiums
  • Admissions webinars
  • Other upcoming events
  • HPAC

And much more!