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Our Pre-Health Advising Services

The Office of Pre-Health Advising services all Syracuse University and SUNY ESF undergraduate students and alumni. We welcome and encourage students interested in medical or allied healthcare professions to meet with us consistently to receive guidance and support. We help students navigate the required pre-professional courses and develop academic plans to best pace themselves and maintain a competitive GPA. Advising conversations frequently center around:

  • Academic planning
  • Research
  • Summer internships
  • Gaining clinical exposure
  • Engaging in community service and volunteerism 
  • Developing leadership skills

During the active application phase, we assist applicants by reviewing personal statements, conducting mock interviews, and guiding students through the centralized application systems. We also offer a committee letter for applicants to schools of human medicine. The Pre-Health Evaluation Committee process begins the year prior to the opening of the application service. For students who take a gap year, we keep in touch as they develop further experience and strengthen their development.

Getting Started

If you are a first or second year pre-health student, read our Guide for First and Second Year Pre-Health Students

If you are an Active Applicant for the 2020 cycle, attend a Mandatory Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Meeting Orientation on Wednesday, November 14th at 5 p.m. OR Wednesday November 28th at 5 p.m.. Both sessions are located in 106 Life Sciences Complex. All applicants must submit an Intent to Apply at the meeting. RSVP to Pre-Health Advising at