“Pre-Health” students are undergraduates who are aiming at professions in health care– including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or optometry, to name a few. Pre-Health students can choose any major on campus, but they also need to complete the appropriate set of courses required for admission to the professional school that matches their career goal. Many pre-health students choose Life Sciences majors; we are committed to supporting undergraduates who wish to pursue careers in health care. Our departmental academic advisors guide students as they choose the courses they’ll need to fulfill the course requirements to complete their major and to apply to a particular professional school. The following resources work together to support Pre-Health students as they plan for their post-graduate studies in health care.
Campus Resources for Pre-Health/Pre-Med Students
The UCLA Career Center provides information and personal assistance for students applying to professional schools. They guide students on how to prepare a strong application, how to prepare for admissions tests, and find financial assistance. The career center holds workshops that provide helpful information for students applying to professional schools (e.g., presentations with the Dean of Admissions from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA undergraduate alumni who are now in medical school, professional guidance to prepare for the MCAT). The center also provides useful information regarding medical school applications, e.g. yearly admission statistics of UCLA students accepted to medical school and medical school acceptance rates.