Pre-Health Junior Year (or the year that you apply!)


  • Continue to excel in your academic coursework. 

  • In the fall, attend the information session for students who plan to interview with the UAlbany Pre-health Advisory Committee (PHAC) (link to PHAC page). 

  • In the spring, interview with the pre-health advisory committee.  This includes students who plan to apply to medical, dental and optometry schools.

  • Prepare a study plan for your MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc.

  • Plan to take the MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc. as early as the spring of junior year.

  • Discuss letters of recommendation with faculty who know you well.

  • Draft, revise, and edit your personal statement.

Health Care Experience

  • Continue and expand your involvement in health care-related activities.  Professional schools are looking for students with a depth and breadth of experience in healthcare.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Continue and expand your involvement with student groups and community service and volunteer programs.

  • Consider a leadership role within a group or organization.

Summer between Junior and Senior Year