Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Prehealth Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name, student ID number, and the designator you would like added. We submit changes once a month therefore it might take a few weeks for the request to be reflected on your transcript depending on when you submit your request.
Our office conducts all of our advising during AskPrehealth. AskPrehealth is one-on-one advising via Zoom. Askprehealth is our office's version of walk-in appointments.Our office conducts all of our advising during AskPrehealth. AskPrehealth is one-on-one advising via Zoom. Askprehealth is our office's version of walk-in appointments.
Students should go through the committee process the year before they intend to apply to medical school. If you plan to apply your senior year, then you should go through the committee process during your junior year. If you plan to apply after you graduate, then you should go through the committee process during your senior year.
Baylors grade forgiveness policy only applies to Baylor. This means professional schools will still see the original grade and will factor it into your application.
Students will typically take the MCAT the Spring semester of their Junior year and begin studying in the semesters before that.
Our office holds a personal statement workshop hosted by Dr. Sanker and a Prehealth Committee Workshop hosted by Ms. Lin in the fall. Check canvas or the "workshops" tab on our website for date, time, and location!
This depends on the institution you apply to. It is always preferable to take your pre-requisite courses at Baylor. A more concrete answer can be found on the website of the medical school you intend on applying to.
Yes, but it is always a good idea to reference the website of the medical schools you intend on applying to in order to verify their policy.
Yes, several scholarships are awarded through the Prehealth Office to Pre-Med and Pre-Dent students who are classified as Juniors (60-89 hours) or Seniors (90+ hours). The application usually opens early in the Spring semester.
Medical schools generally disprove of a "W" on transcripts. Only drop a course if there is no way to bring your grade up to a C. When applying to medical school, it is important to explain why you dropped a class.