New Student Welcome Session

*** The Fall 2023 Welcome Session has concluded. Check back in winter for information on the Spring 2024 Welcome Session***


The PreMedical & PreDental Advising Office and the Allied Health Advising Office will hold a joint “Welcome Session” presentation for incoming UMBC students who are considering a career in clinical healthcare. This presentation will provide an introduction to each of our offices as well as practical guidance for preparing for health professional school as an undergraduate student at UMBC.

Information about this event and other upcoming events may be found on our myUMBC Group page.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact Mx. Melissa Huselton, Health Professions Advisor, at

Follow-up appointments:

After you have attended the Welcome session, you may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment, which you can do so here. We strongly recommend a follow-up appointment for transfer students of any major, and First-Year* students who are international students, student-athletes, or have NOT declared one of the following majors:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering

First-Year students in the majors above have first- and/or second-year science coursework that is closely aligned with the common Professional School Prerequisites. The first semester schedule that you build with your Orientation Advisor around your major requirements will likely be aligned with your PreHealth needs automatically.

*In this context, First-Year students refers to those incoming students who applied to UMBC using the First-Year application process, regardless of the class standing that a student might achieve due to incoming dual-enrollment or test credit (AP/IB/CLEP).

Be sure to stay up to date on important news and events by joining the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental myUMBC Interest Group!  Instructions on how to follow the group are below:

Instructions on How to Join the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental myUMBC Interest Group