Planning for Medical School

Stanford does not have a pre-med major. For any of the health professions, you may major in any discipline.   

Getting Pre-Med Advice

There are pre-med advisors within UAR available to help you with your ideas, coursework planning, long-term objectives, and options for gaining experience. 

All current students who are interested in pursuing a pre-health career are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with one of the pre-health advisors. It is a good idea to seek up-to-date advising from these advisors more than once per year.

Pre-health advisors meet with Stanford students and provide advice in a variety of formats:

  • Individually, in one-on-one advising sessions: To make an appointment, click here.
  • During Open Office Hours (currently held every Friday 1-3pm in Sweet Hall during the academic year). Note: There are no Premed Office hours on March 30, 2018. We will resume Office Hours on April 2nd, with an additional Premed Office Hours April 2, 1-3pm in Sweet Hall, first floor.
  • In a group setting for a variety of programs throughout the year.

For announcements, upcoming events, and other opportunities, join the pre-med mail list for your class year (to hear from UAR advisors) and Stanford Pre-med Association (SPA) mail list (to hear from SPA, a student-run organization).

We are piloting a Pre-Med Canvas site (current Stanford Students only). To be added to the site, please submit this webform.

Mock Interview Specialist / Pre-Med Advisor

Students who are in the process of applying to medical school are welcome to meet with Judy Colwell, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine, to talk about the application process, school selection, and upcoming interviews. 

Click here to make an appointment.