COVID-19 Update: In response to orders by the Washington state governor and recommendations of public health officials, all University staff and faculty are working remotely until further notice. Health Professions Advisors will continue to work with pre-health students (current students and alumni) in a remote capacity. To connect directly with a Health Professions Advisor via email, or to schedule a virtual advising appointment, contact HealthProfessions@pugetsound.edu.
*Please note that email is the best way to reach Health Professions Advisors at this time, as the Health Professions Advising office phone is not being monitored.
Health Professions Advising supports students in preparing for and applying to health-related professional programs. Our goal is to help individuals reach their full potential as strong applicants and future healthcare professionals. We provide academic advising, career counseling, mock interviews, letters of evaluation, and application assistance. Common fields of interest for pre-health students includes medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, optometry, nursing, podiatry, pharmacy, allied health careers, and others.*
Advisors are available to consult with students and answer questions on careers in healthcare, course planning, and requirements for specific professions. Though students will primarily work with an advisor in their major, anyone interested in the health professions will also work with a pre-health advisor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or to make an appointment.
Boston University School of Medicine
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mayo Medical School (Arizona)
Michigan State University College of Medicine
Minnesota Medical Science Training Program—MD/PhD
New York Medical College
Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Riverside School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Colorado Medical Science Training Program—MD/PhD
University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine TRUST program
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
See the full list of medical schools our students have been accepted to over the years.
Wondering when the MCAT will be offered? Check out the AAMC's MCAT Calendar for the latest dates available. Typically test dates for the coming year are released around September 1st. For more information, visit the Association of American Medical Colleges MCAT website.
If you are applying for medical, dental, veterinary or pharmacy school and you would like a committee letter, you must submit a request in writing by April 1 of the year you will apply. Please follow these guidelines and review the timeline for applying this spring/summer.