Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising

Please see the Health Professions Program for more information on prerequisite courses, graduate school planning, and resources for applying to medical school and health professions programs.

Which career is right for me?

  • Visit the Mayo Health Careers Navigator to learn more about career paths in the health sciences.
  • My Health Career Navigator provides resources and information about health care careers and paid summer internships in health-related fields.
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions, education & training requirements, job outlook, earnings, and links to professional associations. 
  • Take a career aptitutde test using the Focus 2 icon on to identify your career recommendations

Career Planning

  • Refer to the Health Professions Program to learn more about your chosen area(s) of interest including the prerequisites for graduate programs.
  • Research graduate/training programs for those occupations in the by looking up programs using US News and World Report Graduate School Rankings.
  • Attend informational session at graduate schools to learn about program specifics and to make institutional connections.
  • Visit Career Services for assistance in perfecting your resume and seeking internships on Handshake.

Paid Internships- apply in Nov for summer positions

  • Handshake provides job listing to SMC students and alum.
  • Health Career Connection- to find resources on health careers and apply for a summer internship in the Bay Area; Apply in November
  • Explore Health Careers is a comprehensive website that includes news, career information, paid internship opportunities, profiles of various professionals and more. 
  • Pathways to Science is a clearing house of summer programs, internships, graduate programs and tips for making the best out of your STEM experience.

Premed & Research Internships

Clinical Volunteer Opportunities

Highly Recommend Postbaccaleureate Fellowships

    Paid Clinical Trainings & Opportunities

        On Campus Volunteer Positions

        Networking Opportunities

        • Handshake- Join to access the SMC Alumni Directory for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.
        • LinkedIn SMC provides a listing of alumni that can be contacted for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.

          Graduate School Resources

          Allopathic Med (MD)

          Osteopathic Med (OD)



          Occupational Therapy



          Physical Therapy

          Physician Assistant

          Public Health

          Speech Path/Audiology

          Vet Med


          Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising

          To meet with the the Health Professions Advisor, please sign up for an advising appointment here by choosing a timeslot and filling in your name. All questions can be directed to the Health Professions Advisor:

          Rainbow Rubin, PhD MPH
          Health Professions Advisor
          Make an advising appointment here
          Office: Galileo 102B
          Office Phone: (925) 631-4441