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Do you dream about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine or a health profession such as chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry, or veterinary science? UMass Dartmouth's Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advisory Program helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for future success in medical and health-related careers.

There is no specific pre-med/pre-health major at UMass Dartmouth. You can choose a major that interests you and that you will enjoy. Our program's advisors will assist you in choosing the science and math courses that will prepare you for admission to medical school and health-related professional programs.

When you apply to UMass Dartmouth, be sure to indicate your interest in pre-med/pre-health on your application.

Learn more about the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advisory Program

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate

UMass Dartmouth also offers a Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate, which is designed for the student who has already completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution but needs to complete the professional program undergraduate requirements before applying to a pre-med or allied health program.

This is a 4-semester course of study. Many certificate students attend on a part-time basis.

Learn more about the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate

Student success

Chelsee Teotonio '26: Path to medical school

First-year biology major works long hours en route to medical school.

UMassD advantages

  • Experience: UMass Medical School offers programs for Undergraduate Research and Summer Enrichment
  • Community: Join the pre-med/pre-health professions student organization

Pre-Med/Pre-Health faculty

Diana Barrett
Diana Barrett, PhD
Erin Bromage
Erin Bromage, PhD
Mark Silby
Mark Silby, PhD
Robert Drew
Robert Drew, PhD
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