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Step 1: To apply to the Pre-Health Program, you must complete the requirements below:

  • Register for and attend the Pre-Health Freshman Orientation.
  • Attend the Pre-Health Professions Advising Pathway (PPAP) seminars. The PPAP 1000: Building Your Pre-Health Credentials Portfolio seminar series assists you in being a strong candidate for the health professions. The PPAP 1000 seminars are offered each fall and spring Semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:20 to 3:50 pm. You must attend ALL seminars in the PPAP 1000 series to open your Pre-Health File (See STEP 2 below).
  • Here is a list of the PPAP 1000 seminars:
    • Pre-Health Planning 101
    • STEM Study Skills for Pre-Health Students
    • Resume Writing 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Networking 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Stress Management for Pre-Health Students
    • Time Management for Pre-Health Students
    • Clinical Exposure 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
    • Interviewing 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Mentoring 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Overcoming Procrastination for Pre-Health Students
    • Prestigious Scholarships 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • Study Abroad 101 for Pre-Health Students
    • How to Remember What You Learned
    • Building Resilience 101 for Pre-Health Students: Skills for Personal
      and Academic Success
    • Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning Skills for Pre-Health Students
    • Letters of Recommendation: Everything You Need to Know
    • Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student
  • Click here to Register for Upcoming PPAP 1000 seminars.
  • You are responsible for keeping a record of the names of all PPAP 1000 seminars you attended and the dates you attended them. You will not receive attendance credit for seminars attended without this record.
  • After attending the last PPAP 1000 seminar—Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student—you will receive a Pre-Health Contract and a Pre-Health Program Application.
  • Promptly submit your Pre-Health Contract.
  • Promptly submit your Pre-Health Program Application using your Pre-Health ID Number.
  • NOTE: Submit your Pre-Health Program Application as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in your Pre-Health ID Number expiring.

Number Scale #1

Step 2: To open your Pre-Health File, complete the requirements below:

  • Attend the second seminar series—PPAP 1002: Healthcare Careers Exploration, which will expose you to many different careers that you can pursue in the field of healthcare. The PPAP 1002 seminars are offered each spring Semester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:20 to 3:50 pm. You must attend ALL seminars in the PPAP 1002 series to open your Pre-Health File.
  • PLEASE NOTE: PPAP 1002 seminar topics will vary depending on the semester you attend.

Topics include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Policy and Economics
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Research Administration
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Systems Medicine
  • Translational Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • …And more
  • Click here to Register for Upcoming PPAP 1002 Seminars.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 science credits at Hunter (e-Permit courses are not considered)
  • Attain a minimum 3.3 GPA cumulative and BCP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • NOTE: Aim to complete all PPAP seminars by the end of your third semester at Hunter College
  • Complete and submit the Pre-Health File Checklist and make an appointment with Jean Suh by submitting a Pre-Health File Review Meeting Request.

  • Number Scale #2

    STEP 1 AND STEP 2 must be completed as soon as possible. Hunter seniors cannot open a Pre-Health File in order to receive a Committee Letter.

    The Pre-Health File must be opened while you are a current Pre-Health student at Hunter College. Hunter Alumni cannot open a Pre-Health File.

    Please visit the Pre-Health Timeline for more information on expected milestones in the Pre-Health Program.

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