UMass Boston

Pre-Medical and Allied Health Advising

Pre-Medical Advising Resources:

General advising: 0-59 credits Work with your assigned Student Success Center Advisor  
Student Clubs & Organization Student Clubs are frequently evolving. Search  UMBeInvolved for the most recent active clubs. 

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity (ΦΔΕ)

Physician Assistant Student Association (PASA) 

 Program of Study Curriculum & Timeline Program of Study Curriculum Timeline & Checklist
Honors Contact your Honors advisor for guidance.  Honors College

2023 FACTS: Applicants and Matriculants Data

Association of American Medical Colleges   AAMC Facts & Data
60+ credits:  See below    
Interview Preparation Connect with staff from the Academic, Career Engagement & Success (ACES) Center.  ACES
MCAT Preparation Exam Krackers & Princeton Review AAMC Test Preparation Resources
Personal Statement & Application Guidance  Guidance from Experts AAMC website 
Does UMass Boston offer letter packets or committee letters No Students should request letters from at least two science professors, one non-science, and one person who observed the student in a professional setting

Enrichment Opportunities 

Shadowing, Volunteering, Research, Relevant Work, 


UMass Chan Medical School Pathway Program

Tufts / UMass Boston Winter Enrichment Program

BACC MD Pathway Website

Tufts / UMass Boston Enrichment Program Website 

Volunteer Opportunities

Enhance your application by volunteering in your interest area

Suggested Volunteer Organizations

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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For letter writers:

Please send letters of evaluation via email to  with the name of the student in the subject line

The letter of recommendation should be on letterhead and be signed by the writer.