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Preparation for Graduate School

What do I need to do to prepare for graduate work in a health-related field?


Prior to Freshmen Year

  • Meet with your UARC advisor during ODYSSEY to begin planning your academic plan and ultimate goals

Freshmen Year

  • Begin requisite math and science courses.
  • Consider health related volunteer opportunities or job shadowing.
  • Begin gather information about admission requirements for professional schools or programs.
  • Take advantage of campus resources.
  • Meet with your UARC advisor to continue formulating academic plan.

Sophomore Year

  • If you haven’t done so, declare your chosen major.
  • Continue to develop relationships with faculty members and faculty advisor in chosen major.
  • Research several health professional schools to which application may be made and learn about specific requirements for admission to each.
  • Start preparing for standardized exams by reviewing material covered in your introductory science and math courses.

Junior Year

  • Make contact with admissions representatives and request application material from health professional schools to which application will be made.
  • Register for pre-professional exams (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc.).
  • Take pre-professional exam.
  • Summer: Complete application and send letters of reference to schools of choice.

Senior Year

  • Refine your interviewing skills.
  • Interview.
  • Graduate!



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by Lantta, Melissa M last modified Feb 09, 2012 04:04 PM
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