Welcome to Tufts Health Professions Advising! We are excited to work with our current Tufts students and Alumni in exploring, applying and preparing for a career in a health profession.

Our Mission

To support and encourage students as they explore the health professions and prepare competitive applications to apply to graduate professional school. We work holistically with students to assist with self-assessment and research into healthcare professions; foster self-directed learning; encourage both curricular and extracurricular growth and development; and stress the importance of integrity, responsibility and professionalism. We offer information, advice and support to help you plan your curriculum and find health-related experiences. We can also help pre-health students as they navigate the application process for health professions graduate schools.

Announcements

2022 TUSDM Early Assurance Program Application Is Now Open!

Rising juniors interested in the early assurance program with the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine can now apply. The application deadline is June 15, 2022.  Additional information can be found the Pre-Health Advising/Early Assurance Programs website

2022-2023 Health Professions Recommendation Committee (HPRC) Registration Has Closed

For students and alumni planning an application to medical, dental or optometry schools this cycle, be sure to register online. This ensures you receive a letter packet from the HPRC and support throughout the application process.

To successfully register with the HPRC, you must complete the entire application and hit the 'Submit Application' button by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 1, 2022. No exceptions will be made for late submissions. Please be aware that HPRC will support any student or alum through an initial application cycle, and one reapplication cycle, if applicable.

Upcoming Events

Group Advising Sessions

Groups sessions are recorded and posted to Canvas on the Monday after they are scheduled. 

Drop-In Microsoft Teams Chats

Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ET) SESSIONS HAVE ENDED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR BUT WILL RESUME FALL 2022. 

Tufts Undergrads: Click to Join the Teams Page

Tufts Alumni (first-time users only): Email us at prehealth@tufts.edu to request access

First Year Fridays

Join us every second and fourth Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a zoom group session dedicated to First Year student questions. SESSIONS HAVE ENDED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR BUT WILL RESUME IN FALL 2022.

Services

Health Professions Advising Canvas Course

Our Canvas course is designed to provide students with the information they need to make wise choices in their academic and experiential preparation for health professions. We expect this course, along with our website, to be a student's first stop for information on coursework, preparing and enhancing your candidacy to health professions schools and more!

Access the Course

  • Please note: To access our advising sessions and chats, students are required to sign up for our Canvas course.
  • Alumni: This course is also for you and we hope you will make use of it. To join, please email prehealth@tufts.edu. You will receive an email from Canvas once you have been added.

Health E-News

Our weekly newsletter, Health-E News, is a great way to stay up-to-date on our advising and programming! We also feature job, volunteer and internship opportunities in our community and beyond. We strongly recommend all students sign up, even if they are still exploring whether or not a health profession is right for them. Health-E-News is sent out every Friday during the academic year. 

Sign Up for Health-E News

Microsoft Teams Drop-In Virtual Chats

Teams chats are open to all students and alums. Dates and times are announced in our weekly newsletter and on this website. This is an excellent opportunity for students to ask quick questions in a “drop-in” format. 

Group Advising Sessions

Throughout the year, we provide topic-specific advising sessions that are open to all students and alumni, regardless of where they may be on their pre-health journey. 

First-Year Fridays: First-years and transfer students are invited to join us in targeted group advising sessions designed for students who are starting out their pre-health journey or are curious about pre-health and want to know more. 

The schedule for all group advising sessions will be published in Health-E News as well as on the homepage of our website. Be sure to register in advance!

Please note: These group advising sessions are recorded and by registering for these sessions students are consenting to being recorded. For students who are unable to attend, recordings of most sessions will be posted to our Health Professions Advising Canvas Course.  

Individual Advising Appointments

Pre-health advisors meet with Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Alumni for one-on-one advising appointments. Appointments are posted every other Monday with availability for the following two weeks.  It is expected that students will have reviewed our Canvas course prior to their appointment and come prepared with specific questions. Students should also be signed up for Health-E News.  

We look forward to meeting and advising our First-Year students during our dedicated group advising series: First-Year Fridays!

Contact Us

We are available to speak with Tufts students or alumni about the application process for professional schools. Once you’ve reviewed this website, we encourage you to contact us by email at prehealth@tufts.edu with any further questions.

Amanda Paolitto Stone is the Associate Director for Health Professions Advising.

If you are a prospective student, please direct questions to Undergraduate Admissions.

Location

Pre-Health Advising
Dowling Hall, Suite 710
419 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155

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