The Pre-Health Advising team is excited to support UVA students from around the globe in pursuit of their career aspirations in the health professions.
The process of preparation and application to United States health professional programs is the same whether or not you are a U.S. citizen. The differences relate to:
- which health professional schools consider international student applicants
- funding options for your health professional program
For the purposes of application to health professional programs, international students are defined as students who are not green card holders or permanent residents.
International Students and Medical Education: Options and Obstacles
Article by Edward Miller, MA and Joni Krapec, MA; reprinted by NAAHP
Resources to Search School Application Policies
Medicine - MD: AAMC Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR)
Dentistry: ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools
Veterinary Medicine: AAVMC Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR)
Research and Employment in the U.S. During a
Applicants to medical school and other health professional programs increasingly complete one or more bridge year(s) after completion of their undergraduate education and prior to matriculation to a health professional program. Please consult with the International Students and Scholars Program Office for information on regulations for working in the United States during a bridge year.