• Enroll yourself in the Drew Premedical Advising Moodle Group, where important announcements about info sessions, open houses, admissions panels, MCAT workshops, and clinical/research opportunities are posted. Sign up in Moodle.
  • In addition to meeting with your academic advisor, check in with a pre-health advisor every semester. Admission to health professional programs is highly competitive, and you will want to ensure that you are maintaining excellent candidacy throughout your undergraduate career.
  • Select a major in which you are truly interested. You must complete the pre-health curriculum, but you do not have to major in a science discipline to pursue most health professions.
  • Earn solid grades in the prerequisite courses for your desired health profession. For nearly all pre-health students, this will include three semesters of biology, two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physics, two semesters of college math, and two semesters of English. Some health professional schools have additional requirements regarding upper-level science, social science, and humanities electives.
  • Begin studying for the MCAT or appropriate standardized test early. Consider taking a formal prep course.
  • Obtain volunteer/internship experience in the clinical setting. Consider starting with the Morristown Memorial Mentorship Program.
  • Obtain scientific research experience. Consider the Drew Summer Science Institute and the Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti.
  • Join the Drew Pre-Medical Society. Get involved with community service, campus organizations, and study abroad opportunities.
  • Develop strong relationships with your professors by meeting with them during office hours and discussing your professional goals. You will be asking them to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Utilize the Drew University Health Professions Committee. You will interview with them in the spring semester of your application year.