The Premedical Program
For the student who is considering entering the fields of medicine dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, or an allied health profession, it is advantageous to plan an academic program in advance, paying particular attention to timing and scheduling. Competition to all of these programs remains at a high level.
Planning ahead has obvious advantages, since students are expected to apply one year or more before the time they hope to begin classes in these medical/health care programs. Admission tests are mandatory and should be taken as early as possible. The tests are generally based on material covered in premedical courses, so when the courses are completed and sufficient time has been budgeted for test preparation, that determines when the test should be taken.
Learn more about UMass Boston’s:
- Undergraduate Premedical Curriculum
- Download the Medical School Recommendation Waiver Form
- View the Premedical and Allied Health Calendar of Events!
- Join the PreMed Mailing List to learn what's going on around campus and surrounding areas
Explore Health Career Fields
The following sites offer tools, information and support to help you explore careers in the health professions:
- Explore Health Careers
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
When considering a specific field within healthcare be sure to explore and become familiar with the National Association's website:
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
- American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
- Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
- Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
- Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
- Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)