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Most graduate programs in the health professions will accept students from ANY major. However, they always have a list of Pre-Requisite Courses that students must have on their transcript in order to apply. For medical and dental school, the list is pretty standard. For PA, pharmacy, and others, the list often varies from one program to another. Check the Admissions Requirements page at each school you plan to apply to for a list of required courses.
Throughout the year, Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising offers informational meetings, which include meetings specially geared for first-year students.
Hands-on Health Experience
The Getting Health Experience page provides a range of opportunities and approaches to getting hands-on experience.
Intro for First-year Students
This introductory talk was developed by the UMass Amherst Pre-med/Pre-health Advisors for freshmen considering medical school.
AAMC Steps to Medical School
AAMC Core Competencies
The Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students have been endorsed by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs Committee on Admissions. The competencies fall into four categories: Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Thinking and Reasoning, and Science.
AAMC Advising Tips
This AAMC Advising Guide outlines how to maximize your time with a pre-health advisor.
Heath Professions Resources
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physician Assistant
UMass BaccMD Pathway
The UMass BaccMD Pathway Program is a partnership between the UMass Medical School and UMass Amherst.