Pre-Health Freshmen Year


  • Join the Pre-Health Listserv.

  • Begin pre-health coursework including general biology and chemistry with labs.

  • Establish good study habits.  Academics come first!

  • Meet with the pre-health advisor during group advising sessions as needed.

  • In the spring semester, attend the “Freshman Pre-health Workshop” to hear from UAlbany upperclassmen who have already been accepted to professional school.

  • READ!  Extensive reading in both science and non-science areas will help to develop your vocabulary, speed and comprehension.

Health Care Experience

  • Gather information on all health-care professions. is a great resource.

  • Consider health care-related experience such as volunteer work or job shadowing.

  • Consider attending an information meeting to learn more about Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service on campus

  • The summer can be an excellent time to begin or continue to get meaningful health care experience.  Volunteer, job shadow, or consider an EMT training course, etc.

  • Keep a diary of your health profession and related activities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Attend guest speaking events hosted by the pre-health advisor and student organizations, etc.

  • Participate in activities that you enjoy and are meaningful to you.  This can include clubs, sports, community service activities, hobbies, etc. 

Sophomore Year