Interested in pursuing a prehealth career path?

If you are interested in learning more about the health professions listed on this page, you are considering a highly challenging and rewarding professional goal and we wish you every success! To help you prepare for these very competitive career fields, you must begin early in order to build your record of academic, professional and personal accomplishments.  Whether you are a prospective UB student, currently enrolled at UB or even possess a degree already, you have come to the right place to gain comprehensive information about preparing for the health careers noted.

A certain degree of soul searching is required to be sure you possess the personal characteristics that offer a good “fit” for these professions. Many schools look for evidence of an applicant’s professionalism, maturity, sound reasoning, integrity, and true commitment to helping others.

Next steps

Please review this site carefully and also consider attending one of our many workshops listed under the Events tab above. If you are a freshman, you will be very interested in attending one of our “Pathway to Prehealth Sessions” offered multiple times during the academic year.

Additionally, our office provides the individualized advising services from three professional advisors, as well as assistance from prehealth peer advisors and a Prehealth Committee. We also offer specialized workshops, a listserv, our Prehealth Bulletin (blog), and information pertaining to various active prehealth student organizations. We host annual events such as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Tour, the UB School of Dental Medicine Tour, an annual prehealth picnic and more!