The Office of Academic Advising provides resources for students who are considering careers in health-related occupations. While most students are familiar with medicine and dentistry, there are many other paths that lead to careers in health care settings, such as pharmacy, optometry, public health, podiatry, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, along with veterinary medicine for individuals who have a desire to work with animals. The OAA aims to expose all interested students to the variety of career opportunities available in the health professions arena, assist students in identification of and participation in appropriate developmental activities in preparation for postgraduate programs, and guide students during the application process.
|Freshman Health Professions Advising Orientation: Early in the fall semester, the OAA provides an introduction to the health professions and ways to begin preparing early for potential health profession tracks. This presentation is particularly helpful for new, first-year students. (Download presentation here.)||Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Grand Hall in the Ley Student Center|
|Sophomore Health Professions Advising Orientation: Also in the fall semester, the OAA provides information for sophomores who are progressing towards the health professions application process. (Download presentation here.)||Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Sewall 303|
|Open File Information Sessions for Applicants: In early November, the OAA provides detailed information to students who plan to apply to graduate schools of health professions in the upcoming cycle. We provide information on the Open File process, details regarding the Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC), the application services and timelines, available resources, and much more. We strongly recommend that juniors and seniors planning to apply to medical or dental school attend one of these presentations.||Click here to see the Open File site which contains 2017 dates|
|Health Professions Fair: On Monday, February 26th, 2018, the OAA will host a number of medical, and other health professional schools from across the country. This is a wonderful opportunity for interested students to speak with admission counselors from a variety of institutions. To begin preparing for the fair, review Tips for Making the Most of the Health Professions Fair. To register for the fair, click here!||Monday, February 26, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Grand Hall in the Ley Student Center|
Current Rice students and recent Rice alumni may join our health professions newsletter mailing list. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your First Name, Last Name, Email, and Graduation Date. This newsletter communicates updates and events for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions.
JAMP, the Joint Admission Medical Program, is a Texas specific program created to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education within the Texas Medical School system. Interested applicants should read our information for prospective students.
AP Credit List for Medical Schools (as of May 2017)
A growing number of Rice students (and pre-professional students across the nation) take time off between their Bachelor's degree and professional degree. Click to learn more.