Moving Forward at Princeton for Prehealth Sophomores

As a sophomore, you have a better sense of campus, your learning style and how to succeed academically, and your interests outside of the classroom. Now is a time to start moving into leadership roles in activities and being more specific in your academic path. Here are some steps to help you reach these goals.

      Sophomore To Do List

      And if you haven't yet:

      Academic Planning

      Major Choices

      HPA resources to help you consider intersections between your major and prehealth plans.

      Study Abroad options

      Plan ahead to effectively manage prehealth and study abroad plans.

      Do a prerequisite check

      Check prerequisites of medical schools of interest.

      Experiential Planning

      Core Competencies

      Assess how your academic and cocurricular choices demonstrate that you're developing the core competencies.

      Clinical Experience

      Prioritize patient-facing and shadowing experiences to gain a real-world perspective on your career of choice.

      Matriculant Profiles

      Advice from Princeton alumni.

      Preparing to Apply

      Early Assurance Programs

      Early Assurance programs allow sophomores to apply to medical school and bypass the MCAT and regular application process.

      Deciding When to Apply

      Assess the strength of your candidacy and think about what to prioritize before you apply.

      The Application Process

      An overview of the two-year process of preparing for, applying to, interviewing with, and matriculating at health professions school.