US Medical School Policy Changes due to COVID-19 disruptions - Student Version.

While many questions remain to be answered, the link above leads to a google doc that provides a reference guide to currently evolving medical school policies on Pass-Fail grading and online learning for pre-requisite courses. This document will continue to be amended by medical schools in the coming weeks. Always feel free to speak with the PreMed/PreHealth Professional and Peer Advisors if you have further questions or concerns.


UMass Amherst offers pre-med/pre-health advising to all students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions.


UMass Amherst offers numerous courses of study that meet the requirements for application to graduate programs in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, and many others. The Pre-med/Pre-health Advising Office offers guidance for all aspects of the application process including information on: coursework, getting hands-on experience, taking the MCAT, letters of recommendation, preparing the application, and practicing for interviews. All students interested in health careers are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the pre-med/pre-health email newsletter, which lists important deadlines and opportunities as well as other information.
Please note: Pre-med/pre-health is not a formal major. Students should choose a degree program as soon as possible.