The PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office serves UMBC current students and alumni who are interested in attending medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary school. The office provides guidance on how students can become a competitive applicant for professional school. Services include academic advising on issues relevant to the professional school prerequisites, workshops, visits from professional school representatives, and assistance with navigating through the professional school application process.
We are located within the Dean's Suite of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, in University Center 116, and work under the direction of Ms. Christy Roelke, UMBC’s Health Professions Advising Coordinator.
Once students begin their studies at UMBC, they are encouraged to contact the office as early in their exploration process as possible to ensure that they reap the most benefit from the available services. It's never too soon to begin the conversation.
While you’ll find more specific information in the Advising sections of this site, here are a few key points to consider when connecting with our office:
- Weekly walkin and counseling hours are posted on the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary societies’ listservs. Details are also available in the What’s New section of this site
- Appointment sign-ups must be made in-person at the front desk of our office and are first come, first served
- Mandatory Group Advising Meetings occur every Fall semester for PreMedical, PreDental, PreOptometry, PrePodiatry, and PreVeterinary students. Details are available via the Pre-Health society listservs and the What’s New section of this site