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Pre-Health Professions Office

The primary mission of the Schmidt College of Science's Pre-Health Professions Office is to be a source of support and guidance for ALL FAU students: including all undergraduate majors, post-baccalaureate students, and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. Learn more about the pre-health pathways
  
Our pre-health advisors are committed to providing advising tailored to meet the needs of each individual, creating meaningful relationships with our students.  We work to create an environment full of academic excellence, strong relationships with students, faculty and staff; and learning opportunities through clinical experiences, community service, scientific inquiry and research as well as campus involvement. 

Traditional Pre-Health Pathway

A “traditional” pre-health pathway is offered for freshmen and transfer students wanting to earn a Bachelor’s degree and apply to professional school. Students may select any major at FAU, however, due to restrictions in credit hours and the design of the new MCAT exam we recommend that students consider one of these degree programs: Neuroscience, Biology, Medical Biology, and Chemistry (Biochemistry). A post-baccalaureate medical pathway program is also offered for students who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree.  

All academic advising (for students that maintain over a 3.0 GPA) will take place with the Pre-Health Professions Offices on three FAU campuses: on the Boca Campus in room SE 308, on the Davie Campus in room ES 290, and on the Jupiter Campus in SR-MC03 room 130.

Spotlight Stories
Rachel Rubenzahl
Medical Biology Major Rachel Rubenzahl
Sophomore Rachel Rubenzahl is working toward earning her medical biology degree — one of the Schmidt College of Science’s newest degree programs. While Rubenzahl intends to pursue medical research in the future, and finds neurological medical research particularly fascinating. Read more.
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Pierce Herrmann
Application Preparation Program for Medical School Offered for Pre-Health Students at FAU
FAU alumnus, Pierce Herrmann, shares how the College’s APPS program supported his journey to medical school, “The program allowed me to be in a classroom with people who know the application process, and I could get real-life help and support.”
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Vanessa Belizaire
Medical Biology Major Vanessa Belizaire
Vanessa Belizaire is embarking on her second year in the Schmidt College of Science’s new medical biology degree program
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Alumna Emma Susi Takes First Place at 2024 WAVE Competition
Alumna Emma Susi Takes First Place at 2024 WAVE Competition
Congratulations to recent Schmidt College of Science alumna Emma Susi, who captured first place at the 2024 Florida Atlantic University WAVE Competition, an undergraduate and graduate applied research and entrepreneurial...
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New Alumna Abigail Eccles, ’24, Has Her Sights Set on Space
New Alumna Abigail Eccles, ’24, Has Her Sights Set on Space
Congratulations to new Schmidt College of Science graduate Abigail Eccles, who crossed the stage on May 3. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in geosciences with a focus in geology. With one milestone behind her, Eccles...
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Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards Funding to FAU Researchers
Sea Turtle Grants Program Awards Funding to FAU Researchers
Sadly, scientists already know how detrimental ocean plastics are for sea turtles and other marine life. Ingesting plastics can kill sea turtles directly, by perforating the gut or jamming it up so that the animals starve....
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Grant Renewed by National Cancer Institute to Study Next Generation of Cancer Immunotherapies
Grant Renewed by National Cancer Institute to Study Next Generation of Cancer Immunotherapies
With the goal of helping to unlock the future of cancer treatments, Mare Cudic, Ph.D., an associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and director, Honors in Chemistry Program, Florida Atlantic Charles...
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Inaugural ECOS Award Winners Announced
Inaugural ECOS Award Winners Announced
The Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS) Research Award, Weibo Liu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department...
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Remote Sensing Technique Captures Details of Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath
Remote Sensing Technique Captures Details of Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath
Using remote sensing technology, Florida Atlantic University researchers have developed a novel technique that provides rapid, high-resolution assessments of detailed damage after a hurricane.
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