The Sophomore Check-In is a halfway checkpoint open for all pre-health sophomores at Brandeis. This process allows students to create achievable goals toward preparing for health profession schools.
- Sophomores of all majors and health professions are highly encouraged to participate in completing interactive professional development exercises essential for health career preparation.
- Sophomores meet with a pre-health advisor for discussion of goals and to receive guidance based on exercise submissions.
- While this program is optional, we expect that sophomore who are planning for no glide year(s) (immediate start of health profession program after graduating) or applying to early assurance programs will complete the Sophomore Check-In by the deadline in order to stay on-track with support.
ANNOUNCEMENT: All sophomores who complete the Sophomore Check-In by the program deadline (January 17th) will be entered to win a raffle for a free test prep book series. Examples of test prep books can include MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE, and more.
To complete the Sophomore Check-In, students will take the following steps:
- Watch the Sophomore Check-In Webinar. This occurs in the Fall semester of sophomore year after the program launch for the year (September 20th).
- Complete the Sophomore Check-In forms via Slate account. Forms include the following exercises with detailed guidance:
- School Exploration Exercise
- Activities List
- Building a Resume
- Comprehensive 4-Year Plan
- How to Build Mentors and Begin Networking
- Schedule a Sophomore Check-In meeting with a Pre-Health Advisor. In this meeting, you’ll discuss your progress on the pre-health track and creating achievable goals moving forward. This meeting is recommended to be 45 to 60 minutes in length.