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Applying to a professional program in the health-care field is a complicated process. The steps below are your guide to developing a competitive resume; assembling the materials for your application; submitting the application; and obtaining a recommendation letter from our Pre-Health Committee.

Starting in your first two years as an undergraduate, you should:

Choose a Career Path

Learn about Careers in health, review requirements and programs, and decide which you plan to pursue.

Choose a Major

Think about undergraduate majors early and choose one (or two if you wish to double major) by spring of your sophomore year.

There is no Pre-Health Major; you may choose any of the majors offered at FIU. Most of our pre-health students choose to major in Chemistry, Biological Sciences or Biomedical Engineering. Some students select a major among the social sciences, or double major in two sciences or a science and a social science.

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Attend a Workshop

At one of our workshops, you'll learn how to navigate the application process. 

Build Experience

Develop the contacts, skills and knowledge that will make you a strong candidate for professional schools.

  • Develop relationships with professors and request recommendation letters
  • Join student organizations and participate in their activities
  • Find research, volunteer and shadowing opportunities. Visit Pre-Health Resources for some links to internship listings