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4+ Years Before Attending

Connect with Resources

  • Get to know your Pre-Health Advisors and learn about the pre-health resources available. This includes exploring the many resources available throughout this website, as well as resources shared on the pre-health social media pages!
    • Twitter: @msu_pre-health
    • Instagram: @msu_pre-health
    • Facebook: MSU Pre-Health Students
  • Learn about other resources available to support your success at MSU, now through graduation. The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative website provides a list of resources related to academics, career and purpose, community living, health & wellness, and intercultural life.
  • Start connecting and building relationships with professors, mentors, etc. These people will assist in your success throughout your time at MSU and can potentially serve as references in the future.


  • Explore majors of interest, and keep in mind that professional schools do not require or prefer a specific major! A comprehensive list of undergraduate majors, and their corresponding requirements, can be found here. If you are undecided on a major and/or are considering multiple options and would like assistance, check out our Explore page for more information/resources.
  • Develop good study habits and aim for a strong GPA across your classes. Utilize the resources listed previously as well as professor/TA office hours to stay on top of your classes. Student Success Advising, offered through the College of Natural Science, is another great resource to assist you with effective learning strategies, studying strategies, test-taking strategies, time management, and much more!
  • As you complete courses for your chosen major, it is important reflect on your experiences. Are you enjoying the classes you are taking? Do you see yourself enjoying continuing with the major you have chosen? Why or why not?

Cocurricular Experiences

  • Explore the many different student organizations available on campus and identify 1-2 options you would be interested in joining. The student organizations you join do not necessarily have to be health-related! You can find a comprehensive list of MSU student organizations here, and a list of health-related student organizations here.
  • Explore the different options for getting experience related to the career path(s) you are interested in, such as work experiences, volunteering, and job shadowing; get involved in 1-2 related experiences to explore your chosen career path further and better determine if it’s a good fit. See the Prepare page for more information/resources on how to start getting involved.
  • Explore ways to get involved with research, if this is an interest of yours.
  • Develop a method for keeping track of and reflecting on your cocurricular experiences. It is important to not only reflect on what you have accomplished and what you have learned from your experiences, but also on whether you have enjoyed the experiences you have had and whether your chosen career path continues to be a good fit.

Preparing for the Application Process

  • Applying to professional schools can be very expensive. Start to research and learn about the costs associated with applying to programs you are interested in.