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Prepare for Medical & Health Profession Schools

Where to Begin

Choosing to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, or other healthcare professional is an important and rewarding decision!  It requires commitment, hard work, and many years of training but also provides many benefits including a career that allows you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

If you have decided to pursue a career in medicine and healthcare, there are a variety of ways to begin preparing to ensure you are a strong candidate for the application process.

Preparing for the medical and health professions application process includes:

We can help

If you have any questions on how to begin preparing a strong application for the health professions application process, MIT Prehealth Advising can help:

Your next steps

So you’re interested in pursuing a career in health. Here are your next steps:

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Use this checklist to help you track your progress and completion of the prerequisites for medical school.  The classes marked …

The following classes below required by medical school are also GIRs, which all MIT students have to complete to graduate.  

This guide can be helpful to applicants when developing the list of medical and health professions schools you will apply …

Use the list provided to help you conduct research on those medical and health professions schools you are interested in …

Career Advising & Professional Development (E17-294) has private interview rooms which can be reserved if you need a space for …