What is Pre-Health?

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Health Professions is the "umbrella term" that contains many healthcare careers and professional school options. Applying to a health professions school may seem daunting, but our Pre-Health Advisors are here to help you through the process. 

Pre-Health Advising Drop-In's are held Monday-Thursday, 1:00 - 4:30 on the 2nd Floor of Clemons Library.

Clinical Experience

It is important to gain hands-on clinical experience as you explore and prepare your application to a health professions program. You can seek out volunteer opportunities through Madison House or look for clinical involvement through on-grounds and local organizations. Click here to learn more. 

Candidacy Assessment

Health Professional Program Acceptance Structure

The Pre-Health Pillars candidacy assessment incorporates three essential components of preparation to be successful in the application process to a health professional program. Let this model serve as a guide to understanding how to build a solid foundation for your development and growth as a pre-health student.

Health Profession Programs Application Process

Health Professions

Meet the Pre-Health Team

Kyle Hodges
Assistant Director, Pre-Health Advising

Pre-Health News

UVA Alumni Q&A: Advice from a Medical School Student


John Han graduated from UVA with his undergraduate degree in May 2020 and received his master's degree in Philosophy from UVA in May 2021. He is now a first-year medical student at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is now sharing advice for things he wish he knew before


Financing Medical School


Over the years, medical school tuition has become increasingly expensive, with almost a 600% increase in student loan debt in 30 years. Because of this, financing medical school has become a growing concern for incoming medical school students. While most turn to student loans, there are other


Tips on Sending Letters of Interest and Updates to Schools


After an interview, you may receive notice from a school informing you that you have been placed on the waitlist. It is appropriate (but not required) to submit a letter of interest to these schools to indicate your continued interest in their program as well as provide a relevant update about