Pre-Med/Pre-Health 2020

Welcome Class of 2020!

Welcome to Johns Hopkins University and the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. This is an exciting time as you embark on your college career and begin your journey through Johns Hopkins. Advisors in the Pre-Professional Office are here to help you navigate your academic and co-curricular experience at Hopkins, and assist you in achieving your professional school goals. Here are a few notes to get you started.

Academic Support

It is essential that all pre-medical students develop good study habits and a college lifestyle that is conducive to academic achievement. This includes setting aside time for studying, attending all of your classes, and finding a balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. Numerous on-campus resources are available if you need them, including Academic Advising, Engineering Advising, the Pre-Prof. Office, and the Counseling Center.

Here are some other resources to be aware of:

Guide One

If you are intending or considering pursuing pre-med/health requirements, now is the time to download and read PDF Document: Guide One: Pre-Med and Pre-Health Planning at JHU (this publication will be available on or before May 1). The updated Guide includes an overview of pre-medical requirements, academic planning suggestions, advanced placement credit, covered grades, recommended courses, and more. It is essential that you download Guide One!

The Pre-Health Listserv

During the summer before you arrive on campus, you will automatically be put on the “jhugradyear2020health” listserv. It is essential that all pre-med/health students at Hopkins be on the listserv to receive information on programs, events, class meetings, internships, volunteer opportunities, etc. Accept an invitation to join “jhugradyear2020health”!

The Pre-Professional Office Website

We encourage you to bookmark the Pre-Professional Office website and utilize the resources available throughout the site.

The Pre-Health Newsletters

The Pre-Health e-Newsletter is a bi-weekly publication of the Pre-Professional Office. The issues regularly include upcoming events, featured health professions, myths vs. facts, and announcements. The Pre-Health Opportunities Newsletter is a weekly publication that highlights internships, employment, research opportunities, and community service experiences of interest to pre-health students. You automatically receive both newsletters if you are on the Pre-Health Listserv.

Pre-Health Planning Guides

Other health professions, such as veterinary medicine, nursing, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, etc. are reviewed in Pre-Health Planning Guides available on the Pre-Professional Advising Website. If you’re curious about academic and experiential planning for various health professions, the Guides are the place to start.

Freshman Group Meetings

As a freshman interested in health professions, you will be attending a “Freshman Group Meeting” at some point your first year. This is the step you will take prior to scheduling your first individual appointment with an advisor. Information on signing up for a Freshman Group Meeting will arrive via your Pre-Health Listserv.