Resources for students pursuing premedical, predental, preoptometry or other health majors.
Preprofessional studies are an option for students with the desire to attend a professional school after graduation. These programs include predental, premedical, preoptometry, prepharmacy or other health careers. All students have a major of their choice and also enroll in preprofessional prerequisite courses.
These programs are not majors. They are officially recognized areas of academic interest. Identifying your preprofessional interest will enable your college advisor, your major advisor and your preprofessional advisor to provide you with a wide range of support to realize your goals.
The list of resources below will help you start you on your journey.
- Student timeline
- Preprofessional preparation self-evaluation (Word)
- Co-Curricular Opportunities
- 10 Good Reasons to Consider Gap Years
- Non-Academic Preparation
- Student-to-Student Videos
- Other health careers
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physician’s Assistant
- Public Health
Applying to Professional Schools
- Costs of the Application Process
- Application Process Presentation 2012 Slides
- Choosing a School
- Medical and Dental School Application Preparation Seminar Slides (part 1)
- Medical and Dental School Application Preparation Seminar Slides (part 2)
- Centralized Application Guide
- How to Calculate Science & Math GPA
- Guidelines for Evaluation Letters
- DO Letter Requirements at US Osteopathic Medical Schools (PDF)
- Writing Personal Statements
- Preprofessional Co-Curricular Activities Log (Word)
- Interview Prep Tips
- Applying to Medical & Dental School