University Resources for Students Interested in Pre-Health
Ross Undergraduate Academic Advising has created this Pre-Health advising page, compiling resources from LSA Pre-Health Advising and other departments across campus, for BBA students interested in learning more about Pre-Health at University of Michigan. If you have any questions academic advisors, Lisa Darnell-Ferrara and Eva Bacevice, are working to familiarize themselves with Pre-Health topics. Please feel free to schedule a one-on-one academic advising appointment with them via iMpact. More information will be added here throughout the academic year, so please bookmark and check back!
LSA Pre-Health Advising has comprehensive and up to date information for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the health field. Below we have highlighted their website, advising drop-in hours, how to access workshops/programming, and even a podcast you can listen to now!*
LSA’s Pre-Health Advising Website: LSA’s Pre-Health website has excellent resources to help you explore health careers, undertake activities and coursework to include during your time at UM, as well as preparation and advice for applying to professional school. Please spend time reviewing the “Explore”, “Prepare”, and “Apply” pages.
Pre-Health Drop-in Advising: Drop-in advising is open to all students, in any UM college. Drop-in are for quick questions on a first come, first served basis. Click this link for dates, times, and to access the drop-in queue.
Program, Workshops, and Events: Students can find various programs to help prepare them for their Pre-Health journey. Programming can entail check-ins on pre-health progress, application prep, help with course selection, and more! These events can be found on Happening @ Michigan and registered for via Sessions @ Michigan.
Code Maize: This podcast is designed for pre-health students and will help guide you during the exploration, preparation, and application phases of your pre-health journey. Code Maize is created by LSA pre-health advisors, Julie Nelson and Maria Raab. Code Maize is LIVE and on Spotify!
*One-on-one advising appointments are currently limited to LSA Students
Science Learning Center (SLC) Resources
Science Learning Center (SLC): Located at 1720 Chemistry, 930 N. University. Students can call 734-764-9326 or email email@example.com. The SLC provides academic support to undergraduate science students, including GSI office hours, study groups, tutoring, and workshops.
Fall 2022 Drop-in Peer Tutoring for Science Courses: Peer tutoring is open to all students enrolled in Bio 171, Bio 172, Chem 130, Chem 210 and Chem 215. Please click here for hours and more information.
Science Learning Center’s (SLC) Science Success Series: Offers workshops, programming, and a self-enroll Canvas site covering topics such as hearing from UM medical school admissions, current medical school student panels, and strategies for learning and success.
University Career Center
University Career Center: Located at 3200 SAB, 515 E. Jefferson, for all issues pertaining to your exploration of the health professions and preparation beyond the classroom. Check out their pre-health resources.
The University Career Center can help you learn about different health professions to explore which is best for you. They can also assist you with finding volunteer and research opportunities, as well as help set up options to shadow practitioners. They can assist in all aspects of the admissions process – from resumes and cover letters, obtaining reference letters, and preparing for interviews.
For some specific links, please see their website, schedule an appointment, or get started below:
- Relevant communication, activities and events via the Health Career Track
- Ideas for beyond the classroom preparation
- Timely group application coaching through the current Med App site
- Resume, cover letter and interview tools and resources
- Connections with current health professions students and practitioners via UCAN, the UM University Career Alumni Network
- Access to medical and health professions schools’ admissions representatives through special events and programs–check your Handshake account for upcoming events
- One-on-one appointments* for preparation beyond the classroom, interview practice, gap years, regrouping after unsuccessful application, etc.
Schedule an Appointment @ The University Career Center
Women in Science and Engineering
Women in Science and Engineering: Located at 3236 Undergraduate Science Building. Call 734-615-4455 and leave a message for a call back within 24 hours, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The programs are designed for girls, women and non-binary individuals but are open to all.
School of Nursing: 426 N. Ingalls: Walk-in Advising and pre-scheduled appointments available.
Postbac MEDPREP Program: 2960 Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 E. Catherine Street. Please address all questions to: UMMS-Postbac@med.umich.edu
More Resources You Might Find Helpful!
The University Career Center provides keeps a list of local hospitals, clinics and organizations that might provide the opportunity for interacting with patients. This includes key places like the University of Michigan Health System. Make sure you explore their site in order to take advantage of the excellent discussion of activities and other pre-health related processes.
The Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center also provides a good discussion of pre-health activities on their website.
The American Dental Education Association homepage is the primary site for all U.S. dental schools. Other important resources related to dental schools schools:
- AADSAS: The dental school application service.
- ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools: Contains admissions requirements and other key information about U.S.dental schools.
- Go Dental: General information for pre-dental students.
- DAT: The homepage for the Dental Admission Test.
M.D. (Allopathic) Schools:
The Association of American Medical Colleges homepage is the primary site for all but a very small number of U.S. M.D. schools. Other important resources related to M.D. schools are:
- AMCAS: The M.D. school application service.
- Aspiring Docs: General Information for pre-M.D. students.
- MSAR: Medical School Admissions Requirements and other information about all U.S. M.D. schools.
- MCAT: The homepage for the Medical School Admission Test.
D.O. (Osteopathic) Schools:
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine homepage is the primary site for all of the U.S. D.O. schools. Other important resources related to D.O. schools:
- AACOMAS: The D.O. school application service.
- Become an Osteopathic Physician: General information for pre-D.O. students.
- Osteopathic College Information Book: Contains admissions requirements and other information about all U.S. D.O. schools.
- MCAT: The homepage for the Medical School Admission Test
The University of Michigan School of Nursing admits the great majority of its students as incoming first-year students in its traditional four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. A smaller number of U-M students may transfer into the U.M. B.S.N. as sophomore transfer students. You may also choose to complete your undergraduate degree in LSA (or another U-M program) and then apply to accelerated R.N. programs at other schools..
- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing: The homepage for the organization for U.S. nursing schools.
- NursingCAS: A centralized application service for many nursing programs.
- American Nurses Association: What Is Nursing?
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) homepage is the primary site for U.S. optometry schools.
- ASCO Page for Applicants and Advisors: Contains basic information about preparing to apply to optometry schools.
- The Student Page of the American Optometric Association: Contains information about the work of an optometrist and additional resources.
- OptomCAS: The optometry school application service.
- OAT: Homepage for the Optometry Admission Test.
Physician Assistant Programs
The Physician Assistant Education Association homepage is the primary site for physician assistant programs. The American Academy of Physician Assistants homepage is the primary site for practicing physician assistants.
- What Is a P.A.?: Provides basic descriptions of the various aspects of the physician assistant profession.
- The PAEA Program Directory: Allows you to search for physician assistant programs.
- CASPA: The Central Application Service for Physician Assistants.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health homepage is the primary site for all accredited U.S. schools of public health.
- ASPPH Academic Program Finder: A searchable list of all the different public health programs.
- SOPHAS: Schools of Public Health Application Service.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) homepage is the primary site for pharmacy schools.
- AACP Institutional Members: A listing, by state, of the accredited pharmacy schools.
- American Pharmacists Association Career Center: Provides information about opportunities and continuing education for current pharmacists.
- Is Pharmacy for You?: Resources from the AACP.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges homepage is the primary site for U.S. veterinary medical schools.
- The AAVMC Student Applicant Page: Contains basic information about preparing for veterinary medical school.
- VMCAS: The common application for U.S. veterinary medical schools.
AAVMC Prerequisite Chart: A summary of the prerequisites for US. veterinary medical schools.