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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 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 experiences
  • 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, please share your plans with your professional College Advisor in Advising and Career Services, and read our Guide for First and Second Year Pre-Health Students

Visit Us

Appointments are designed for in-depth discussions regarding your pre-health plans and goals. Please schedule an appointment with your Pre-Health Advisor on OrangeSUccess for larger matters. Walk-in advising is limited to brief, 10-15 minute sessions for handling forms, and addressing minor questions or issues with impending deadlines. Walk-In hours are available during the regular academic year. During summer, current undergraduate students can make in-person appointments through OrangeSUccess. For phone appointments, students and alumni are always invited to contact us by email or phone, listed below.

Contact Us

122 Life Sciences Complex

315-443-2212

prehealthadvising@syr.edu