New Student Welcome Session

On Wednesday, January 19th, 12-12:45pm the PreMedical & PreDental Advising Office will hold a virtual “Welcome Session” presentation for incoming UMBC students who are considering a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, or Veterinary Medicine. This presentation will provide an introduction to our office as well as practical guidance for preparing for health professional school as an undergraduate student at UMBC.

Before attending a session, students must:

  1. Complete their UMBC Online Orientation Modules
  2. Schedule an Orientation Advising Appointment, and complete their Spring 2022 Course Registration

Once your Spring 2022 schedule has been made, please register for the session.To learn more about the event and register for the session, click here. A screenshot depicting the registration buttons is below. A password is not required for registration.  If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact Melissa Huselton, Health Professions Preparation Coach/Advisor at If you are unable to attend the session, you may access a recording of the presentation within one week after the event on our myUMBC Group page.

Screen shot displaying registration buttons

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
  • Mechanical 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 Spring 2022 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