In your first year, it is imperative that you make a smooth transition from high school to college coursework. It is possible to recover from a semester of poor grades; however, the road to professional school will become more difficult. The rigors of your first year will help you determine if a career in the health professions is worth the extra effort.
Tips for Getting Started
- Find other students with similar interests and goals. Consider joining the SU Health Club during your first semester. The student-run club arranges events such as speaker visits, trips to professional schools and student discussions. Watch for announcements about meeting times and places.
- Focus on a major. If you are not a biology or chemistry major, work with both your major advisor and the prehealth professions advisor to plan your schedule, especially the required courses.
- Begin gathering admissions information about various professional schools. Read the several inexpensive publications that outline admissions requirements for each type of school. Many of these guides are now available online.
- In the spring, contact the program advisor to express your interest in the Prehealth Professions Program.