New Student Welcome Session

The PreMedical & PreDental Advising Office will hold a “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.

There are two options for attendance: a virtual session on Thursday, August 11th, 12-12:45pm or an in-person session on Friday, September 2, 12-12:45pm. Each session will cover the same content.

Before attending the Welcome Session, students must schedule an Orientation Advising Appointment and complete their Fall 2022 Course Registration

Once your Fall 2022 schedule has been made, please register for one of the sessions. To learn more about the virtual session and register for it, click here. A screenshot depicting the registration buttons is below. A password is not required for registration.

To learn more about the in-person session and register for it, click here.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact Mx. Melissa Huselton, Health Professions Preparation Coach/Advisor at If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, you may access a recording of the virtual presentation 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 Fall 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