Welcome First Year and Transfer Students!

All students interested in PreMed, PreDent, PrePA and any other healthcare field should sign up for the PreHealth Newsletter/Email list

First-Year students can make an appointment with a Peer Advisor (click here to get to the scheduling system).

Transfer students should make an appointment with a Professional Advisor (click here to get to the scheduling system).



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.