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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 percent of the qualified students and alumni we serve are accepted to medical school, higher than the national average.

Our pre-health professions adviser will guide you throughout the admissions process, including choosing the right major, satisfying admissions requirements, and finding clinical experience opportunities. We can help you prepare for a vast array of careers in the health and medical sciences, including:

Considering applying to medical 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 medical 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 strong premedical preparation, including the requisite coursework, shadow opportunities, 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:

Peter Gaines, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Amy Finneral
Pre-Health Administrator