Pre-health advising is available to you as soon as you are admitted to Mount Holyoke and continuing through the time that you matriculate at a professional school. The Office of Pre-Health Programs provides guidance on choosing courses, planning internships, preparing for entrance exams, working through the application process, and practice interviews. We hold regular events and presentations and often invite alumnae and other local health professionals and professional schools to visit campus and speak with students. Applicants to medical, dental, optometry and podiatry schools may request a composite letter of evaluation from the Committee on the Health Professions. This “committee letter” provides a comprehensive summary of all aspects of your preparation.

How pre-health students can stay informed:

  • Sign up for our mailing list. We share information about on and off-campus events, tips from professional schools, entrance exam preparation, and jobs and internships. To sign up, email Jackie at
  • Attend events. Some events are more about career exploration, while others are more about career preparation. Both are valuable, and we encourage you to attend as many as possible.
  • Make an appointment. New students should make a 30-minute advising appointment early in their first semester at Mount Holyoke. We encourage everyone to check in once a semester after that. To make an appointment, log into Handshake and select "pre-health" as the appointment type.