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Path to Medical School

There is no single, "correct" path to med school. Some people start planning for it before they start college, others don't pursue it until after they graduate. More important than timing is deciding whether it is right for you. If the answer is yes, book an appointment with an advisor, and we'll discuss your personal path.

Pre-Medicine Pathways and Starting Points

Just starting pre-med or looking to take a bridge/gap year? Look at several scenarios and accompanying timelines. Browse pathways.

Unfamiliar with what a bridge year is or the benefits?

Visit our bridge year page and learn what it is and why you should consider taking one.

Alternate Options to Medical School

Not everyone who practices medicine goes on to earn an MD. Some professionals earn dual degrees others might look at alternate degrees. Explore your options.