Premedical and Health Careers Advising

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

OCS is open for virtual services. We are actively monitoring email accounts during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM). We are conducting virtual advising appointments by phone, Skype, and Zoom, and hosting webinars in place of in-person events. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us and to your Harvard network.

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Premedical and health careers 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.

Fall semester: OCS Premedical and Pre-Health virtual drop-in and one-on-one advising is only available to students currently enrolled in the College.

  • Enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for 30-minute SKYPE, Zoom, or phone premed and pre-health appointments.
  • Enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for 10-minute virtual drop-ins held on Wednesdays 2-3pm and Thursdays 3-4pm ET. Log into the queue(password: ocs1)
  • Enrolled first-year students are invited to attend a Pre-Health 101 workshop to be eligible for one-on-one premed and pre-health advising. (First-year students who have attended Pre-Health 101 by then will be activated for advising on November 1.)
  • Juniors and seniors on leave may attend educational programs on applying to medical school.