First Year

  • Attend Pre-Health 101 Advising programs
  • Subscribe tp the Pre-Health Digest under “Career Interests” in Handshake
  • Consider making an introductory Pre-Health Advising appointment
  • Examine courses and majors of interest
  • Explore career alternatives within healthcare or other industry areas
  • Sign up to receive relevant national association newsletters, such as AAMC Pre-Med Navigator, GoDental, VSES Pathways, etc.
  • Review the pre-health prerequisites
  • Seek meaningful health-related, volunteer, and/or research experiences
  • Develop relationships with faculty, advisors, mentors, supervisors
  • Visit OSA if interested in studying abroad
  • Identify summer enrichment, volunteer, paid, research, and/or leadership opportunities

Sophomore Year

  • Attend Pre-Health 201 Advising programs
  • Pursue meaningful health-related, volunteer, and/or research experiences
  • Engage in leadership opportunities of interest
  • Continue to develop relationships with faculty, advisors, mentors, supervisors
  • Keep on track with the pre-health prerequisites
  • Visit OSA if interested in studying abroad
  • Apply for or consider resuming summer enrichment, volunteer, paid, research, and/or leadership opportunities
  • Consider when to take the MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.

Junior / Senior Year

  • Attend Pre-Health Advising programs/meetings
  • Continue participation in meaningful health-related, volunteer, and/or research experiences
  • Identify which faculty, advisors, mentors, or supervisors you would like to ask to write you a letter of recommendation

Application Year

  • Attend the Applicant Kick-Off meeting 
  • Follow the The Pomona Process timeline and make sure to meet all deadlines
  • Familiarize yourself with the relevant centralized application service
  • Research schools of interest
  • Read all Pre-Health Advising applicant update emails

General

  • Explore the Pre-Health website
  • Schedule Pre-Health Advising appointments as needed
  • Draft a resumé – visit the CDO for assistance
  • Follow health news and read relevant articles
  • Document volunteer, shadowing, research, etc. experiences (include start/end dates, patient interactions, and supervisor information)
  • Connect with the Pre-Health Liaisons
  • Learn about PCIP, SURP, Shadow a Sagehen, and other campus opportunities