The University of Miami provides an ideal environment to nurture your pre-professional development. As an undergraduate, you will make important decisions about your major, campus involvement, community activities and research, and application to professional school. The staff in the Pre-Health Office will work with you to make this seemingly enormous task smooth and ultimately successful.
We have prepared the “Pre-Health Student Guidelines” to provide you with direction and information. Please read this material closely and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of our office. This preparation will allow our meetings to focus more on you and your specific needs and on getting to know you better. The ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive and personal Pre-Health file. The contents of your file will reflect your growth as a student and serve as the basis for your letter packet. This letter will be sent to the health professional schools to which you will eventually apply, along with the actual letters from your faculty and outside recommenders.
The “Pre-Health Student Guidelines” is designed to provide a clear and detailed understanding of the involved health career planning process. Use this guide as a planning tool and bring it to all your group meetings and appointments with the Pre-Health Advisor. Your job is to follow, in a diligent manner, the directives set forth in this manual. I cannot emphasize strongly enough the importance of developing a conscientious, intelligent, and responsible attitude toward your career objective. Of course, you can count on the support of our office as you meet the challenges ahead.
Prof. Michael Gaines