Suggested steps for Brandeis pre-health students pursuing health professional programs. Every pathway to a career in healthcare will vary for each individual! This guide is meant to help students prepare for their future pathway.
- Explore your options for careers in healthcare
- Subscribe to weekly pre-health newsletter
- Meet with a pre-health advisor
- Attend pre-health workshops and events
- Build relationships with faculty
- Explore organizations and clubs on campus
- Consider options for summer experience
- Explore financial aid options
SUMMER: Participate in a enrichment or exploration program (example: Summer Health Education Program, SHPEP), OR Volunteer or intern in the field.
- Participate in the Sophomore Check-In Program
- Work with your pre-health advisor
- Attend pre-health workshops
- Volunteer/work in a medical-related field
Junior YearMake a game plan with your advisor by discussing:
- Taking a glide year for growth
- Post-Bacc programs
- When to take standardized exam
- Letters of Recommendation
- Timeline for finishing coursework
Application YearYour application year may occur during your junior year (no glide year), or during your senior year (1+ glide year).
- Attend the Applicant Workshop
- Participate in the Committee Letter Process
- Register early for standardized testing
- Use admission requirement websites to compare schools
- Begin filling out Centralized Application Service application.
- Attend Personal Statement Workshop
- Mock Interview practice
A Glide Year is one or more year of time between graduating Brandeis and starting health programs. Many students use this time to gain healthcare experience, attend post-bac programs, or participate in research.
Health Program DecisionIf accepted, decide which program you plan to attend. Complete FAFSA and finacial aid forms.
If denied, talk with your pre-health advisor to consider a glide year or post-bac program.