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Once you have registered as a pre-health student, you will be placed on a pre-health email list so you can receive important email notifications regarding the Pre-medical/Pre-health Advising Program.

Students majoring in Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Science and Psychology will be assigned a separate pre-health advisor, and that advisor will be listed in COIN. Other majors may discuss pre-health interests with their program advisor or visit with a pre-health advisor during select times in the Academic Advising Center.

Plan to meet with your assigned advisor at least once each semester before registering for classes. Be sure to plan your meetings well in advance of selecting any classes.

In addition to the faculty listed in the table below, Dr. Mark Silby, Biology Department, is also a member of UMassD’s Pre-Med Faculty Committee. The Pre-Med Faculty Committee is responsible for interviewing and authoring committee letters, which are often needed when applying to the graduate health programs. It’s to your advantage is to meet with each member during your time here.


Pre-health advisors



Office Location

Frank Scarano
Pre-health Director

Med Lab Science, Pre-Health Certificate, ASU, Nursing

Dion 216C

Tracie Ferreira
Pre-health Assistant Director



Textile 212

Aminda O'Hare



Liberal Arts 349

David Manke


Science & Engineering 301


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