• Utilize good study habits and time management skills.
  • If you get a low grade, seek help. Also, do not wait to receive a low grade in a course, rather if you receive a low grade on an assignment or test, seek out the faculty member, tutoring options, and your academic advisor for guidance. Shoot for a GPA that is at least a B, both in the sciences and overall.
  • EXPLORE! Think about what you are most interested in and seek out those courses or opportunities; this will help you to identify the major that fits you best.
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic pre-health prerequisites and if you know you are interested in a specific profession, look into whether or not that discipline may require additional coursework.
  • Take the basic pre-health prerequisites – starting off with chemistry is the best way to begin your time as a pre-health student.
  • Balance your course load and be sure to space out the basic pre-health prerequisites, especially if you do not have strong high school preparation in sciences or your major is outside the sciences.
  • Develop personal characteristics associated with successful healthcare providers.
  • Explore AAMC Fact Sheets.