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Planning for Medical School

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Stanford does not have a pre-med major. For any of the health professions, you may major in any discipline.   

Getting Pre-Med Advice

There are pre-med advisors available to help you with your ideas, coursework planning, long-term objectives, and options for gaining experience. 

All current students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a pre-health career are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with one of the pre-health advisors. It is a good idea to seek up-to-date advising from these advisors more than once per year.

Pre-health advisors meet with Stanford students and alumni and provide advice in a variety of formats:

  • Individually, in one-on-one advising sessions (these sessions are available to current Stanford students and alumni only): you may make an appointment here.
  • During Open Office Hours (Office Hours dates and times are announced through the Pre-Med Canvas site).
  • In a group (currently virtual) setting for a variety of programs throughout the year.

For announcements, upcoming events, and other opportunities, join the pre-med mail list for your class year (to hear from Academic Advisors) and Stanford Pre-med Association (SPA) mail list (to hear from SPA, a student-run organization).

We have developed a Pre-Med Canvas site (current Stanford Students only). To be added to the site, please submit this webform.

Stanford's Pre-Med Advisors are available to meet with Stanford students and alumni! 
Make an Appointment Here

Mock Interview Specialist / Pre-Med Advisor

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In the Autumn, Stanford students and alumni who are in the process of applying to medical school are welcome to meet with Judy Colwell, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine, to talk about the application process, school selection, and upcoming interviews.  

Judy will be available for appointments beginning in October. Please click here to make an appointment.