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PreMed and PreHealth


Health Sciences BS and Public Health BA

Pursue a PreMed/ PreHealth pathway with either the BS or the BA, and explore which path is right for you.

Pharmaceutical Sciences BS

You can also pursue a PreMed/PreHealth pathway with a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Northeastern’s PreMed and
PreHealth Advising Program

Combining a unique blend of experiential learning, clinical experience, and a rigorous academic curriculum, Bouvé College of Health Sciences prepares you for a successful career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, social work, or other related positions in the medical field. At Bouvé, you have access to individualized resources, a vast and growing global network of students, faculty, and alumni, and the distinct advantage of leaving with the confidence that comes from direct experience and a greater understanding of the U.S. healthcare system.

This comprehensive degree program provides students the resources they need to become medical professionals through application guidance, workshops and presentations, course mapping and more. Prepare yourself for PreMed/PreHealth with the Bouvé experience.

Reasons to Choose Northeastern


the National Acceptance Rate

Medical school acceptance rate among Bouvé students, is twice the national average


The rigor of applying to professional school shouldn’t negatively impact a student’s health or well-being. At Northeastern, we are dedicated to helping students balance the pressures of the application process with the need to maintain mental and physical health and wellbeing. Our team of advisors makes this a regular part of the conversation.


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Yale School of Medicine


PreMed and PreHealth Advising supports students pursuing Pre-Medical (MD/DO, Pre Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Veterinary areas).


Our PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program offers the Medical Applicant Portal (MAP), an online resource for Northeastern students and alumni to declare their pre—professional status and receive information and updates, develop a portfolio of activities and experiences, and collect letters of evaluation and application materials.

The Bouvé Advantage

For undergraduate students, gaining entry into medical school or graduate health professional programs requires more than academic excellence. Today, admissions officers look at a student’s complete record:

Test Preparation

Northeastern hosts workshops and events that will help you to prepare for required tests, the assembly of your application, and school interviews.

Research and Clinical Activities

Our vibrant co-op programs offer opportunities to work in clinical and hospital settings that enhance your application and resume.

Community Service

Work in the community promoting health and wellness through Northeastern’s vibrant Service Learning program.

Relationships with Mentors

Our staff, faculty and alumni networks can help you achieve your dreams of going to professional school and working in healthcare.

45% of our faculty are practicing clinicians.


Northeastern is home to more than 400 student organizations including those that connect Bouvé students to the health sciences community, including the American Medical Student Association, the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, the Pre-Veterinary Club, the Pre-Dental Association, the Pre-PA Society, and the Student Osteopathic Medicine Association.


Academic coursework focused on understanding the healthcare system, public health, communication skills, global health and clinical skills.