The primary mission of the Schmidt College of Science's Pre-Health Professions Office is to be a source of support and guidance for ALL FAU students : including all undergraduate majors, post-baccalaureate students, and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health professions.
Our pre-health advisors are committed to providing advising tailored to meet the needs of each individual, creating meaningful relationships with our students. We work to create an environment full of academic excellence, strong relationships with students, faculty and staff; and learning opportunities through clinical experiences, community service, scientific inquiry and research as well as campus involvement.
A “traditional” pre-health pathway is offered for freshmen and transfer students wanting to earn a Bachelor’s degree and apply to professional school. Students may select any major at FAU, however due to restrictions in credit hours and the design of the new MCAT exam we recommend that students consider one of these degree programs: Neuroscience, Biology, Medical Biology, and Chemistry (Biochemistry). A post-baccalaureate medical pathway program is also offered for students that have already earned a Bachelor’s degree.
All academic advising (for students that maintain over a 3.0 GPA) will take place with the Pre-Health Professions Offices on three FAU campuses: on Boca Campus in room SE 308, on the Davie Campus in room ES 290, and on the Jupiter Campus in SR-MC03 room 130.
March 13-17, 2023 - Join us for the Pre-Health Professions Week and Graduate Fair! Students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, events, meet admission representatives from health-related graduate schools and programs. Learn more.
Sophomore Rachel Rubenzahl is working toward earning her medical biology degree — one of the Schmidt College of Science’s newest degree programs. While Rubenzahl intends to pursue medical research in the future, and finds neurological medical research particularly fascinating. Read more.
FAU alumnus, Pierce Herrmann, shares how the College’s APPS program supported his journey to medical school, “The program allowed me to be in a classroom with people who know the application process, and I could get real-life help and support.” Read more.
Thursday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration of $125.00 allows three representatives from a single medical/graduate program to attend. University program representatives can register to table at the event before March 10, 2023, here.
Pre-Health week will be all week of March 13.
Vanessa Belizaire is embarking on her second year in the Schmidt College of Science’s new medical biology degree program. Read more.
Workshops will be virtual and/or in-person at the times and dates listed below. Workshops are open to all campuses. Workshops include: Pre-Health and Health Science Academic Program Overview, Pre-Health Freshman FAQs, The Basics for Competitive Applications, Beyond the Basics, Post-Baccalaureate “Career Changer” Program, How to Open a File/Committee Interview Request?, workshops for first generation students, and more.
Pre-health professions advising can help with the following:
Current Issues in Biomedicine (ISC 1430) 1 credit
Intro to Pre-prof. Studies & Lab (PCB 3083) 4 credits
Medical Shadowing Internship (IDS 3940) 1 credit
The Bachelor's/MD Program at Florida Atlantic University is a collaborative effort between FAU’s College of Medicine and the College of Science. This program is offered at the Boca Raton campus, enabling the two Colleges to create special opportunities for undergraduate students. Applicants should be high school seniors who demonstrate a strong interest in medicine, a high level of academic ability, a passion for service, and a commitment to volunteerism. Students admitted into this program will be guaranteed* a seat in FAU’s College of Medicine provided they maintain the required program standards. Each student will work very closely with the program coordinator to develop an individual education plan and to ensure a smooth transition into the College of Medicine. For more information about BS/MD, click here.
*Upon completion of program requirements .
Located on Boca Campus in room SE 308 (Science Building– building 43), on the Davie Campus in room ES 290 (Education and Science Building - building 52) and on the Jupiter Campus in SR-MC03 room 130 (MacArthur Administration and Classroom Building (AD-MC02)).
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Tel: (561) 297-3307