AMSA General Meeting (10/21)
Keynote Speaker: Charles Scruggs (HPAC)
What is Pre-Health?
Path to going on to professional school
Not typically a major
Nowhere else you can go with that “major”
Health Career Tracks
Optometry, Veterinary, PA, Dentistry, etc.
Many of them require the same types of prerequisites
Business aspect of it (CEO or President of health related organizations)
There are many other things to consider when choosing why you would want to be a doctor (besides “helping people”)
150 UCR students apply to Med School
50 are accepted
24/50 accepted to Haider Program
150 apply to Pharmacy school
80-85 are accepted
40-60 apply to dental school
20-25 are accepted
*Similar for other health professions
Competitive Pre-Health Applicant
Q: Let’s say someone did average in Chemistry; Is it possible to take higher level chemistry courses and do better rather than retake the same course?
A: Yes, that will average in and schools will see that you improved. It is better to take higher level classes and do well rather than retake the class and not get an A.
Most health professional schools do NOT accept AP credit.
Health professional programs require a C grade or above (Although C- is passing in UCR)
Others-At least 3.4
Clinical (VERY important!)
Surround yourself with positive organizations, peers, and advisors that you can lean on
Website to check out for more information on medical careers:
Information, information, information
Individual/small group advising
Student Resource Room
Peer Mentor: 1114 Pierce Hall