First-Year PreHealth Group Advising Meeting

Group advising is used to address the needs of PreHealth students during Advance Registration. This live, virtual group advising presentation will provide an overview of common courses and professional development activities for students who are within the first year of their preparation for professional school. One-on-one appointments are also available to students with more complex questions regarding preparation for health professional school.


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

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 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. 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!

The live session will be recorded and will be made available on the PreMedical and PreDental Interest Group on myUMBC.