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Pre-Health Professionals Advising

Admission to postgraduate health professional schools is very competitive. UMass Lowell has a proven pre-health professions advising program that strengthens your chances of acceptance. In fact, each year 70-100% of the qualified students and alumni we serve are accepted to medical school, higher than the national average. Not only do we support students applying to medical schools, but we support students who are also applying to schools such as dental, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Though these programs are not offered at UMass Lowell, our pre-health professions advisors will assist students in navigating the admissions process, including making decisions regarding choice of major, satisfying admissions requirements with the appropriate courses, and finding clinical experience opportunities. We help students prepare for a vast array of careers in the health and medical sciences by guiding them toward applying to professional schools.

Considering applying to a health professions school? Get started now with answers to frequently asked questions such as:

  • What should I major in?
  • What are the academic admission requirements?
  • When should I apply?
  • How am I going to afford attending the professional school?

To qualify for admission into a postgraduate health professional program, not only should your GPA and standardized admissions test scores be strong, but you should also demonstrate leadership, compassion, and a desire to make a positive impact on community. We'll provide you with advice to build a strong application package, including choosing the appropriate requisite coursework, ideas on how to obtain clinical and shadowing experiences, access to the pre-health professions advising office, and support by the pre-health professions recommendations committee. Together, we can get you ready for an exciting and rewarding career as a health-care professional.

For more information regarding the UMass Lowell Pre-Health Professions program please contact: