Pre-Health Students

Learn more about advising students in Rollins’ Pre-Health Professions Advising Program, including year-by-year milestones.

About the Pre-Health Professions Advising Program

Pre-health students are considering careers in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, and various allied health professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.). In addition to their faculty advisor, pre-health students will need to meet with the pre-health advisor every year to review the required curricula sequencing and co-curricula milestones for students planning careers in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and allied health professions. Students may major in any discipline as long as they include in their curriculum the required core science courses.

Milestones for Pre-Health Students

 

First Year

  • Attend Pre-Health Professions Advising Program Sessions
  • Meet with the pre-health advisor, contact Dr. James Zimmerman

Curriculum Recommendations for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: CHM 120 and ENG 140
  • Spring: BIO 120 and CHM 121
  • Fall/Spring: A Math course at MAT 110/111 or above
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Second Year

  • Apply for the Rollins Observership Experience

Curriculum Recommendation for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: CHM 220 and PHY 120/PHY 130
  • Spring: CHM 221 and PHY 121/PHY 131
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Junior Year

  • Decide on the professional schools to which you will apply
  • Finish obtaining all professor evaluations
  • Complete and submit the Health Professions Application Packet
  • Take the appropriate admissions test (MCAT, DAT, OAT, etc.)
  • Submit applications (typically through an online service)

Curriculum Recommendations for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: BCH 335
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Senior Year

  • Complete your applications (including having an HPAC packet sent to schools)
  • Interview at professional schools
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.