First-Year & Sophomore Students

Preparation for medical school and other health profession training programs is multifaceted. Schools seek applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, knowledge of and commitment to the profession, and strong interpersonal skills. Excellent performance on your pre-med coursework is only one aspect of the set of competencies you need to develop in order to be a competitive applicant for health and medicine schools and an effective professional.

Brown offers you many ways to develop the skills and to earn the credentials you need for successful application to health and medicine schools. One of your main goals as an undergraduate should be to find a balance between pursuing your broader interests and meeting admission requirements during your years in college and upon graduation. Your education will be most meaningful if you embrace it as a time for personal growth and not just a necessary step in the pursuit of a medical or other health profession degree in the future. Admission committees look for applicants who demonstrate competence, self-awareness, dedication, as well as a track record of academic success, clinical and research experience, and broader interests.

The pages on the left help you explore and plan.