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Hunter logo Pre-Med Listserv: Click the Hunter logo and signup for the Pre-Med ListServ.
Please be advised that the listserv is for Hunter students only, and you must register with a Hunter email address.

Joining the listserv will give you up-to-date information regarding the health professions, special events, and the Pre-Health Office.


Applying To Pre-Health

Make sure you read the Pre-Health file stipulations.

How do I apply to the Pre-Health Program?

To apply to the Pre-Health program, you must first attend the "Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student" workshop. This workshop is·only for currently enrolled Hunter students and is offered every December, January, May, and June. In the workshop, you will learn what is required to become a successful Pre-Health student and a competitive applicant to health professions graduate schools. (Check the listserv emails and our calendar for dates, times, and locations). Once you attend this workshop, you will fill out and sign the Pre-Health contract and deliver it to us at the end of the workshop.

Within 15 days of the workshop, you will receive an email containing the Pre-Health Application and your unique Pre-Health ID number. Use this ID number to submit your Application. You cannot submit your Application without the Pre-Health ID number, and you cannot receive the ID without attending the "Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student" workshop.

Even if you lack the qualifications to be approved for the Pre-Health Program at the time of the "Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student" workshop, please submit your application as soon as you receive the Pre-Health ID.  In this way, our office will have your application on file and you can begin submitting course evaluations. Please note that submitting the application does not in and of itself guarantee that you will meet the eligibility requirements for the Pre-Health Program. This is only a first step. Each student who submits a Pre-Health Application is responsible for completing the additional requirements for mandatory workshop attendance, science credits at Hunter, and GPA in order to be approved for the Pre-Health Program.

Once you have completed the requirements listed below to be approved for the Pre-Health Program, please visit our main office (Hunter East 710). The office assistant will review your application and will let you know if you have been approved.

You must apply to the Pre-Health Program (submit the Pre-Health application) by no later than the first semester of your second year at Hunter (for transfer students, you must apply by no later than the end of your first year [second semester] at Hunter). If you begin applying to the Pre-Health Program as a Junior or Senior, you will delay your Health Professions Graduate School application (1 gap year for Juniors, 2 gap years for Seniors).

To Qualify for the Pre-Health Program and Open Your Pre-Health File You Must:

  1. Review and sign the Pre-Health Contract.
  2. Complete and submit the Pre-Health program application.
  3. You must have completed 12 science credits at Hunter College. (If you are a transfer student and have completed 12 or more science credits at your prior institution, you must complete 9 credits of biology, chemistry, or physics at Hunter College. If you have completed less than 12 credits at your prior institution, you must complete 12 science credits at Hunter College).
  4. You must have at least a 3.3 science (Bio, Chem, Phys) and cumulative GPA.
  5. Attend the following required Pre-Health Portfolio Development workshops:
  • STEM Study Skills for Pre-Health Students (Offered only in the fall)
  • Resume Writing for the Pre-Health Student
  • The Art of Networking for Pre-Health Students
  • Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students
  • Stress Management for Pre-Health Students
  • Time Management for Pre-Health Students
  • Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students
  • Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students
  • How to Pursue Research Opportunities for Pre-Health Students
  • Effective Communication for Pre-Health Students

The following workshops are also required depending on your Pre-Health Track:

  • Preparing and Applying to Podiatry School
  • Preparing and Applying to Dental School
  • Preparing and Applying to Occupation Therapy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Optometry School
  • Preparing and Applying to Pharmacy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Physical Therapy School
  • Preparing and Applying to Physician Assistant School
  • Preparing and Applying to Veterinary School
  • Preparing and Applying to MD-PhD

To Be Approved

Once you have completed all these requirements, you will need to meet with the Pre-Health Office assistant to have your Pre-Health Application reviewed for approval. To scheulde an appointment for this review please contact Robert Hieger at He is available on Thursdays only for 10 half-hour appointments from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and then again from 2:00-4:00 PM. Please bring the following to your scheduled appointment:

  • A list of all required events and the dates on which you attended them
  • A hard copy print of your most recent unofficial transcript (this is so your BCPM may be quickly calculated)

Other Requirements after Approval of Pre-Health File:

  • Join the Pre-Health listserv.
  • Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor at least once per semester.
  • Attend at least three (3) Pre-Health Advising events per semester OR six (6) events within the academic year (September-May). Before you RSVP to any event, please READ the Pre-Health Events stipulations.


Attendance Policies for Pre-Health Events

Before you enter any Pre-Health event, you must make sure to sign in. If you do not sign in you will not receive credit.

DO NOT register for an event if you cannot attend, you will deny your peers a space at that event. If you are not certain you can attend, you can register at the door if your schedule changes. The Pre-Health Office keeps a record of the students who register but don't show up, and we make note of this in the student’s Pre-Health file, as it indicates a lack of professionalism. This lack of professionalism will also be noted in your Committee Letter.

For all mandatory Pre-Health workshops you must remain for the entire duration of the presentation.  Attendance for Pre-Health Portfolio Development workshops will close 5minutes after the scheduled start time, or earlier if the presenter requests it. Every effort must be made to attend the Pre-Health mandatory workshops during your first enrollment year at Hunter College. Volunteer or work responsibilities which conflict with the mandatory workshops will not exempt you from attending and completing these workshops. We offer these workshops on multiple dates each semester, and during winter and summer breaks. For all non-mandatory events, you must be present for at least 1 hour to receive attendance credit. There are no exemptions for attending the mandatory workshops.

Arrive on time to all Pre-Health events. If you know you'll be arriving late to an event, or if you need to leave the event at a specific time, you must inform our office prior to the date of the event, otherwise, you will not receive credit. If you arrive 15 or more minutes late, or if the presenter requests it, we will close attendance at a set time to avoid distractions, and you will not receive credit for the event. If you arrive late to an event and cannot locate an attendance record keeper, you will not receive credit for the event. Even if you come to the Pre-Health Office to ask if you can receive credit, it will not be given.

Do NOT register for multiple events taking place on the same day at the same time. Registering for multiple events on the same day will count against you, as you will be marked as absent from all events you do not attend (see top paragraph above). The only exception to this rule is Pre-Health fairs (Pre-Health Clubs, Summer Opportunities, Health Professions Schools, etc.). You can attend the fairs after your earlier events on the same day and still get credit for attending.

If you try to register for an event but find that registration is closed, do not panic. You can still attend the event and register at the door. Just be aware that students who have registered get first preference at securing a seat, which means you may have to stand if no more seats are available. Also, should it become a safety hazard due to overcrowding, we may have to close attendance for an event. Usually, this is not the case, but please be aware that it can happen.

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