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:

Medical Ethics and your Med/Health Professions School Application

When applying to health professions school, your ability to wrestle with complex ethical situations is an important predictor of how well you’ll be able to handle such situations as a practitioner.

Medical schools and other health professions schools assess this …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Take the leap: What it’s like to take a gap year before med school

Emily Brown graduated from MIT in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Biology. She spent the year after graduation doing clinical work in a private dermatology practice in Boston and started medical school in the …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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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.