Our Health Professions Advising Services
Our Health Professions Advising office services the entire Syracuse University undergraduate and alumni populations. We welcome and encourage students interested in medical or allied healthcare professions to meet with us consistently to receive guidance and support during their pre-professional preparations. All pre-health students establish a Health Professions Advising Profile during their first year and later may receive committee sponsorship when they apply to medical or dental schools. We help students navigate the required pre-professional courses and develop academic plans to best pace themselves and maintain a competitive GPA.Students consult with us about:
- Summer internships
- Participating in SMDEP or other preparatory programs
- Gaining clinical exposure
- Engaging in community service and volunteerism
- Developing leadership skills
During the active application phase, we assist applicants by reviewing personal statements, conducting mock interviews, and guiding students through the centralized application systems. For students who take a gap year, we keep in touch as they develop further experience to strengthen their applications before submitting them to medical schools.