Sophomore Year – Discovering What Matters

Fall Semester

  • Check in with your Faculty Pre-Health Advisor
  • Successfully complete required pre-health coursework and other degree requirements
  • Join and participate in Pre-Health Society meetings to meet alumni and speakers as well as to learn about various procedures or tools and careers. We will host educational or fundraising events for the campus to support our philanthropy too
  • If you are interested in allied health careers, dentistry or veterinary medicine, you are welcome to join one or more of the Career Interest Groups including Allied Health (for Physician Assistant, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, etc.), the VET Group for pre-vet students or the DDS Group for pre-dental students
  • Participate in paid/volunteer medically related clinical or research activities and record your hours
  • Investigate available volunteer/paid medically related clinical or research activities for the spring semester or for the summer by meeting with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Build your service participation and leadership experiences this year. Try to focus only on one or two activities in addition to your health-related growth experiences
  • Request course evaluations from faculty members at the end of the semester
     

Spring Semester

  • Check in with your Faculty Pre-Health Advisor
  • Successfully complete second-semester required premedical coursework and other degree requirements
  • Join and participate in Pre-Health Society meetings to meet alumni and speakers as well as to learn about various procedures or tools and careers. We will host educational or fundraising events for the campus to support our philanthropy too
  • If you are interested in allied health careers, dentistry or veterinary medicine, you are welcome to join one or more of the Career Interest Groups including Allied Health (for Physician Assistant, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, etc.), the VET Group for pre-vet students or the DDS Group for pre-dental students
  • Participate in paid/volunteer medically related clinical or research activities and record your hours
  • Identify summer paid/volunteer medically related opportunities after meeting with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Request course evaluations from faculty members at the end of the semester
     

Summer

  • Complete summer paid/volunteer medically related experience and record your hours
  • Register for either the Internship Notation Program and/or the REXP, as applicable
  • Participate in a summer health careers or other exploratory program, if available
  • Attend summer school, if desired or necessary, following discussion with your Faculty Pre-Health Advisor
  • Reflect on your summer experiences to decide whether you want to remain on this career path.
  • Contact the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor if you have solidified your career plans or if you would like to change them