Undergraduate Premedicine Planning

Undergraduates interested in a career in health care should notify their GS advisors as soon as possible, as coursework required for medical, dental, veterinary, or other health professional schools may need to be started soon after matriculation. Students considering a premedical or prehealth track should consult with their undergraduate advisors and attend information meetings sponsored by the Premedical Committee. 

Once a student notifies their advisor of their intention to pursue premedical coursework, they will receive premed advising and begin receiving the Postbac Premed Weekly newsletter, which includes announcements about relevant meetings, application deadlines, visits from medical school deans, and other events.

Students are encouraged to consult the Premedical Handbook for GS Undergraduate Students for additional information.

GS has an excellent premed advising staff as part of our Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, the oldest and largest of its kind in the U.S. All premed students at GS are assigned a premed advisor from the Postbac Premed Program.

Premed advisors work with students on the specific order and combination of courses to be taken to fulfill the premed requirements, and a student's first premed advising appointment will take place with both their undergrad advisor and one of the premedical advisors.

After that initial appointment, students may meet one-on-one with their premed advisor. However, the premed advisor does not substitute for a student's undergraduate advisor, and appointments with a premed advisor should only pertain to premed studies and application plans.

The basic premedical curriculum will prepare most students who are interested in going into healthcare professional programs. Students interested in other health professions, such as veterinary medicine, should consult with their premed advisor about additional, particular, or substitutional prerequisites for admission to other professional programs.