Pre-Medical Studies

It’s no secret that medical school admissions are extremely competitive. At the University of New Haven, we take a unique and progressive approach to preparing our students to attend medical school through the pre-medical studies designation.

At the University of New Haven, the pre-medical studies designation is not an academic major or stand-alone program. It must be declared in addition to an academic major via the Health Professions Advising Center.

The pre-medical studies designation is open to all University of New Haven students, regardless of academic major.


  • Coursework: Complete all of your science and social science prerequisites for the MCAT and most medical schools
  • Mentoring: Be assigned a university alumnus or faculty member to mentor you through the process
  • MCAT Preparation: Attend a winter-intersession bootcamp for the MCAT
  • Medical School Admissions Interviewing Preparation: Receive training on how to interview for medical school
  • Composite Letter Committee: Receive a letter from a faculty committee evaluating your readiness for medical school


  • Students must complete 15 credits semester of course work at the University of New Haven
  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA with a 3.3 science GPA

As a pre-med student at the University of New Haven you’ll be provided with countless experiential opportunities and the resources to ensure that you’re the most competitive medical school candidate possible. As the University of New Haven we provide:

  • Faculty mentored research
  • Studying abroad at our Italian campus
  • Volunteering in the local community
  • Pre-med workshops and bootcamps
  • On-campus student organizations & clubs such as HOSA
  • Specialized programs to earn national certification in phlebotomy or patient care technician
  • Partnerships with regional hospitals & clinics, and much more.

Admission into medical school is very competitive. But if you have the drive and work ethic, we can support you with preparation in order to successfully gain admission to the medical school of your choice.

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