Browse the opportunities and resources below to help you get started on your path to your graduate education for a healthcare profession!
Pre-Healthcare Profession Students Checklist
Sign up for GW's pre-health email groups if you haven't already:
- GW Health Professions Advising Pre-Health Listserv
- GW Center for Career Services Health Professions Newsletter
- GW SMHS Office of Diversity & Inclusion Pre-Health Network for resources and events geared toward GW undergraduate and graduate students with identities historically underrepresented in medicine (URM) who are interested in the healthcare professions
Check the GW Health Professions Advising's primer on the required courses for your career(s) of interest.
Attend a Pre-Health Info Session so that you are eligible to meet with a GW Pre-Health Academic Advisor. Once completed, sign up for a one-on-one appointment with a Pre-Health Advisor. For first-year students, wait for an appointment until your second semester.
Get connected with the GW Center for Career Services for Industry Career Coaching with Nicole Mintz. Refine your resume and interview skills so that you can successfully navigate the job/internship landscape--which will help your graduate school applications.
Get connected with at least one organization, program, or conference for mentoring, support, and community. Below are opportunities for pre-health students, particularly those who identify as URM.
- GW Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS): join for events, study groups, and mentoring opportunities. MAPS is the undergraduate chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
- 2018 American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Convention & Exposition March 8-11, 2018 Washington, DC
- 2018 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Recruitment Event Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:30 am-3:00 pm
- National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA): NHMA's 22nd annual conference is in Washington, DC from March 22-25, 2018 and students are eligible to attend. There will be a Health Professional School Recruitment Fair during the conference.
- Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference March 28-April 1, 2018 San Francisco, CA
- Organizations with conferences/deadlines that just passed, but still worth looking for resources and keeping in mind for next year:
- National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference was October 30-November 2
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference was November 1-4, 2017
- AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair was November 4, 2017, Boston, MA
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) was October 19-21, 2017
- Health Career Connect Connection (HCC) applications were due December 20, 2017
- Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP) Applications were due February 1, 2018
- Georgetown University's ARCHES Applications were due February 5, 2018
- Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Applications were due February 15, 2018
- 2018 AAMC Annual Virtual Medical School Fair Was Thursday, February 15, 2018
- STEP-UP Medicine (Summer Training and Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Persons in Medicine) deadline was February 19, 2018
- Apply for the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) 2018 Fee Assistance Program-application open now!
- MCAT Preparation
- Explore Aspiring Docs, the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) website to support pre-medical students
URM Pre-Medical Students
In addition to the steps above, we recommend you:
- Explore AAMC's Minorities in Medicine website
- Explore free summer pipeline and MCAT Prep Course programs geared toward URM undergraduate students
- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Pre-Medical Summer Scholars (PMSS)
- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine MCAT Preparation Program
- The University of Kansas Medical Center Pre-Admissions Program
- Sidney Kimmel Medical College STEP-UP Program
- Alabama residents The University of South Alabama College of Medicine Diversity Recruitment and Enrichment for Admission into Medicine (DREAM)
- New Mexico residents The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Undergraduate Pipeline Programs
- Wayne State University School of Medicine MCAT Preparation
- When you're ready to apply to medical school, register with the AAMC's Medical Minority Applicant Registry (Med-MAR)