UMass Boston

Pre-Medical and Allied Health Advising

The Pre-Medical 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.

Explore Health Career Fields

The following sites offer tools, information and support to help you explore careers in the health professions:

When considering a specific field within health care be sure to explore and become familiar with the National Association's website:

Other Helpful links:

Contact Us

Premedical and Allied Health Advising is located in the College of Science and Mathematics Student Success Center


University of Massachusetts Boston
Wheatley Hall, 4th floor, suite 151
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393


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