Academics

When thinking about your academic journey to health professions school, it is important to choose a path that is the best match for your background. Perhaps you will begin the prehealth curriculum during your first year at Boston University. Or maybe you will start your science coursework at a later time. You may even decide to complete all of your academic prerequisites for health professions schools after you have earned your undergraduate degree.

Some students who have exceptional academic records in high school or during their first two years at the University may choose to apply to one of our early assurance programs to the Boston University School of Medicine. These programs introduce students to medical school-related courses during the undergraduate years, and might even allow students to complete the requirements of their bachelor’s degree in three years! Other students may need to consider enrolling in an academic enhancement program prior to submitting applications to graduate schools in order to strengthen their academic credentials.

To help you build a successful academic plan for your application to health professions schools, we encourage you to meet with a prehealth advisor.