Sophomore Check-In

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.  

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:

  1. Watch the Sophomore Check-In Webinar. This occurs in the Fall semester of sophomore year after the program launch for the year (September 20th). 
  2. Complete the Sophomore Check-In forms via Slate account. Forms include the following exercises with detailed guidance:
    • School Exploration Exercise
    • Building a Resume and Activities List
    • Comprehensive 4-Year Plan
    • How to Build Mentors and Begin Networking
    • Developing Your Response to "Why Medicine?"
  3. 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. 
ALL THE ABOVE STEPS must be completed by beginning of Spring semester of sophomore year (January 18) in order to be entered for the free test prep book raffle.
September 20
Sophomore Check-In 2021 Launch
January 18
Sophomore Check-In Deadline