First-Year PreHealth Group Advising Meeting

During Advance Registration, one-on-one appointments with a Health Professions advisor are limited to:

  • Undergraduate students who have completed BIOL 141, 142, 302,and 303, plus CHEM 101, 102, 351, and 352, are currently in (or are about to enter) their Entrance Exam study phase, and plan to participate in the next immediate HPEC Cohort
  • Members of the current HPEC Cohort
  • Post-Bacc students enrolled at UMBC who are at any stage of prerequisite completion

Group advising is used to address the needs of first- and second-year PreHealth students during Advance Registration. One-on-one appointments are available to students of all levels at other times of the academic year.


…is planning to apply to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Podiatry, or Veterinary School (or is thinking about doing so) and:

is in their first or second semester in college
is currently enrolled in CHEM 101 or CHEM 102 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 142
is enrolled in the prerequisites to prepare for future enrollment in these courses (e.g., MATH106 or MATH150 or MATH155)

…you should attend a First-Year PreHealth Group Advising meeting!

This meeting will address pre-professional specific advising issues for freshmen such as professional school prerequisite courses, grades, standardized exams, gaining research, clinical, and leadership experience. Between now and the meeting, students should acquire a working knowledge of the information on the office’s website. All first-year students interested in attending medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school after they graduate from UMBC, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Pre-professional students have at least TWO advisors–a Declared Major Advisor and a supplemental, pre-health advisor. Please read about the differences between your advisors here. It is strongly suggested that each student meet with their Declared Major Advisor prior to attending the pre-health group advising session. Only your Declared Major Advisor can lift your registration block.

Session dates and times are announced through the UMBC PreMedical and PreDental Interest Group on myUMBC. Follow that Group to receive updates by email, and to view the archive of events, announcements, and information!

This session will be conducted two times each semester. The same content will be covered in both sessions. Please bring your UMBC Campus ID card with you to document your attendance.