Premedical and Health Careers Advising

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Premed/Pre-Health Advising
Premedical/pre-health advisers provide services for Harvard College students and alumni pursuing health-related fields: human medicine (allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine), public and global health, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and other health fields such as optometry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.  Due to specific funding regulations arranged through Harvard College, OCS cannot offer Harvard Extension School students premedical and pre-health advising.

Review information on: Meeting Academic Requirements, Admission Requirements & Policies, Getting Experience, Applying to Medical School, Additional Health Careers, and more.

Twenty-Minute Virtual Appointments for 2021-22 and 2022-23 Med School Applicants: 

Current medical and other health professions school applicants are eligible for 20-minute Zoom or phone appointments with Oona Ceder and Meaghan Shea. Note that Meaghan is only offering the “2022-23 Applicant: School list review” appointment type. Use the "Schedule an Advising Appointment" link in Crimson Careers.


Starting May 2, individual premed and pre-health advising appointments are only open to current medical and other health professions school applicants. OCS does this every spring to ensure that current applicants get the time-sensitive advising they need. If you are not a current applicant, and have an urgent premed/pre-health question, email and an adviser will respond within one business day. Regular premed/pre-health advising appointments resume in August.