Welcome to Pre-Health
The information in this website is not meant to take the place of meeting periodically with a health professions advisor. Every student should work with an advisor to develop and then continuously evaluate an individual academic program that will meet personal goals.
For information about academic preparation for medical school and other health professions, consult the health professions advisors in the Newnan Academic Advising Center, College of LSA, 1255 Angell Hall.
To make an appointment, call (734) 764-0332. We look forward to helping you reach your academic goals.
This is group advising done regularly each week during the Fall and Winter Terms (and through the end of June in the Summer). Feel free to bring your questions or to simply sit and listen to others'.
Stay for a few minutes or for much longer. No appointment is necessary.
Mondays 1 - 3 pm 1255 Angell Hall (available in January, May and June 2015 only)
Tuesdays 5 - 7 pm 1255 Angell Hall
Wednesdays 1 -3 pm 1255 Angell Hall
Thursdays 2 - 4 pm Science Learning Center Alcove 5
For students beginning to consider a health profession. This is a broad introduction to fundamental information important to preparing for a wide range of health professions, including medicine, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, podiatric medicine, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, and nursing.
Fall Term ONLY
Fall 2014 sessions:
Wednesday, September 10, 4:00 – 5:00 PM Angell Hall, Room G243
Wednesday, September 17, 3:30 – 4:30 PM Angell Hall, Room G243
Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Angell Hall, Room G243
This one-session workshop is intended for students in their second year of pre-health studies and beyond and is open to all students enrolled in any College of the University. This session will help you reflect on your activities, curricular choices, and goals as a healthcare professional as part of the preparation for making well considered and well expressed applications.
WINTER TERM ONLY
For all students beginning to consider careers in the health professions. These drop-in sessions will begin with a short discussion of a theme relevant to those considering a career in healthcare and will be followed by a general question and answer period.
All sessions will be held in G243 Angell Hall.
Applying to Health Professions Schools
Learn about the application process for your health profession of interest.
Friday, January 9th 3-4 pm - Medical: AMCAS (MD)
Wednesday, January 21st 3-4 pm – Medical: AMCAS (MD)
Tuesday, January 27th 4-5 pm – Dental, Pharmacy, Public Health, Optometry
Choosing Activities That Matter
Your activities should be more than a list on your resume. They should be a product of your attempts to explore new ideas, to challenge yourself by trying to understand the world and others’ lives from a new perspective, and to really make sure that you are taking the right step in trying to become a health care professional. This interactive session will help you choose activities that actually do that.
Tuesday, January 13th 3-4 pm
Thursday, February 12th 1-3 pm
Letters of Evaluation and the 15 Core Competencies
This interactive session helps you understand the steps you can take to develop good relationships with mentors, instructors, supervisors, and others as part of the process of getting good letters of evaluation for health professions programs. This workshop will also help you to understand how letter content can relate to important personal competencies, such as capacity for improvement and communication skills.
Thursday, January 16th 5-6 pm
Thursday, February 19th 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Should I Take a Gap Year?
This interactive session helps you consider whether a gap year (or more) is the right choice for you. It will also help you understand how admissions committees view longer and shorter preparation. A range of possible options for filling your gap year will be presented.
Thursday, March 19th 1-3 pm
Having trouble getting an advising appointment? Bring your questions and your laptops to this question and answer session. Talk through your course selections with a Newnan LSA pre-health academic advisor, and have the chance to hear what other students think about courses you are considering.
- Wednesday, March 18th
5 — 6 pm
G243 Angell Hall
- Monday, March 23rd
2 — 4 pm
G243 Angell Hall
This program presents the most up-to-date information available about the new version of the MCAT, which will begin to be administered in April 2015. Included are discussions of courses and long term preparation strategies.
- Monday, January 26th
2 – 4 pm
Angell Hall, Room G243
- Wednesday, February 11th
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Angell Hall, Room G243
Medical and Dental schools review your pre-professional academic performance in a variety of ways, one of which is an analysis of your science GPA. For medical school, the science GPA is an average your grades in biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses. For dental school, a special emphasis is placed on your grades in biology, chemistry, and physics.
What is your science GPA? Download our Science GPA Calculator to find out!
- An informed decision
- Required Courses
- Co-Curricular Activities: Exploring Health Care
- Science GPA Calculator (download file)
- Do you need a Chemistry Exemption Letter?
FAQs & Brochures
- Pre-Health 101 group sessions Powerpoint (PPT)
- Preparing for a Career in the Health Professions: Activities
U-M Career Center Resources
- Professional Association Links
- U-M Schools and Colleges
- MD-PhD Information
- U-M Pre-Health Clubs
Pre-Health Social Media
UMICH Pre-Health Facebook Feed
UMICH Pre-Health Twitter Feed
- Courses & Registration
- Academic Calendar
Why the Liberal Arts?
- Knowing the Expectations for Your Degree
- Choosing a Major
- Cross-Campus Transfers