What Does it Take to be a Great Pre-Health Student?

Although each graduate program in the health sciences may have a specific set of requirements, there are several items that all have in common.  All health graduate programs desire students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, strong GPAs (especially in math and sciences), sustained volunteer activities, leadership skills, and shadowing or experience in the health profession of interest.  Pre-Health Advising can assist you in developing each of these areas.  It is important that you are seeing your academic advisor and pre-health advisor on a regular basis.  In doing so any new information will be passed on to you in a timely fashion.  Come see us – We really do want to help!

 

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How can I be a better me? 
Students need to be culturally aware and actively pursue experiences that allow them to learn about themselves and others, even if those experiences take them out of their comfort zone.

It is important to choose experiences that will allow you to stand out from the pack, prove your worth, and enable you to work with diverse populations at home and abroad. 

Study Abroad at some point during your academic career.  Learn the issues affecting the health and well-being of populations in other countries. 

If you are a STEM major you will want to think about studying abroad early in your academic career.  If you want to go abroad later in your academic career, think about an experience in community health in another country.  Freshman year is not too early to start the planning process.

Non-STEM majors have more flexibility but again it is never too early to start planning.
Participate in campus activities sponsored by the Office of International Student Services.

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