The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising team helps students interested in healthcare fields make informed decisions about their career goals and supports them as they prepare for the application and interview process. In his monthly blog, Director Wilmore Webley shares important advice for navigating this process.
As you well know, we are living in unprecedented times, as all of our lives have been significantly changed by the global COVID19 pandemic.
The journey to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy and other health professions school is often a marathon. Therefore, establish a good pace that does not leave you breathless and stick with it...
Almost every day we meet students who are excited to start their careers as healthcare professionals. The vast majority come to us with medical or dental school as their goal. However, of the approximately 800 self-identified freshman students who enroll here at UMass Amherst each year, with the goal of applying to medical or dental schools, only around 200 apply in any given cycle.
There are 141 MD and 34 DO accredited medical schools in the US and the average UMass Amherst student applies to 20 schools. An important question that you should ask yourself is, which schools fit best with my GPA, MCAT scores, personality, needs and preferences?
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