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New Student Welcome Sessions

During Summer 2021, the PreMedical & PreDental Advising Office is holding a series of Welcome sessions for incoming UMBC students who are considering a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, or Veterinary Medicine. The presentation during each session will be the same, so new students need only attend one session.

Before attending a session, students must:

  1. Complete their UMBC Online Orientation Modules
  2. Schedule an Orientation Advising Appointment, and complete their Fall 2021 Course Registration

Once your Fall 2021 schedule has been made, please attend one of our sessions! To register for a session, click on the hyperlinked date and time below and follow the instructions at the destination URL. 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

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021, 12:00-12:45pm EST Register here
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:00-7:45pm EST Register here
  • Friday, August 20, 2021, 12:00-12:45pm EST Register here
Screen shot displaying registration buttons

Follow-up appointments:

After you have attended a 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 Fall 2021 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