Preprofessional Health Advisement
If you are interested in learning more about professional health careers, are asking questions such as, “What do I need to do?” & “What do I need to know?” and are asking yourself, “Do I have what it takes?”, then this page is the place for you! Whether you are a UB freshman or sophomore, high school student, high school counselor, or parent of a student, you will find the basics of what you need to know on this page. Please read the Prehealth Handbook (PDF) and FAQ and/or attend the workshop, “So You Want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Vet, etc.” before making an appointment with the appropriate Prehealth Advisor. Keep in mind our office advises for the following preprofessional health careers: medicine, dental medicine, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic and physician’s assistant. Other offices on campus exist for the advisement of pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and exercise science. See advising.buffalo.edu for their contact information.
View the PreHealth “So You Want To Be A...” Presentation
Resources for Exploring Health Careers
General Prehealth Information
- High School Students
- Freshman/Sophomore Handbook (PDF)
- Prehealth Services (includes Prehealth Student Organizations)
- Prehealth Links
- Recommended Reading (PDF)
Acquiring Clinical Exposure (Volunteering and Shadowing) and Research
- Volunteer Opportunities for Prehealth Students (PDF)
- National and International Opportunities for Prehealth Students (PDF)
- Finding Research Opportunities (PDF)
- Physician Shadowing (PDF)
If you are just beginning to explore the possibility of pursuing a professional health career, start by viewing this brief, informative video! It will provide you with a summary of the preparation that is required to gain admission to these schools as well as an overview of the services and special admission programs available to you at the University at Buffalo (UB). Feel free to then review this website more broadly to further educate yourself about gaining admission to these professional health schools and all UB can offer!
Video Transcript (TXT)
As requirements and deadlines for programs can change over time, please be sure to review this website thoroughly and consult a prehealth advisor for up-to-date information regarding the programs you are interested in including Early Assurance Programs (medical and dental) and the Combined BS/DDS Degree Program.
Last updated: March 08 2013 16:03:56.