Your first step to a successful

career In Healthcare.

Pre-Health Advising

George Washington University's Pre-Health Advising team assists and supports students as they explore graduate and professional programs in healthcare. Individuals interested in pursuing a health profession are encouraged to meet with a pre-health advisor to determine prerequisites, consider strengths and areas for opportunity, reflect on readiness to apply, and discuss application timeline, preparation for professional exams and program choices.

Our advisors are well-equipped to offer guidance on the nation's leading medical, dental, physician assistant, nursing, optometry, veterinary, podiatry, chiropractic, pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs.


Chosen Fields of GW Pre-Health Students:

Meet Our Advisors

The GW pre-health advisors are available to guide students through the process of applying to professional health programs and schools. Through introductory information sessions and one-on-one advising, we are committed to helping students successfully pursue their career goals.
GW faculty and staff may request a Pre-Health Overview for a course they teach or for department meetings, which includes a 10 - 15 minute presentation on what pre-health advising is, resources available to pre-health students at GW, when they should meet with the pre-health advisor, and an approximate timeline/lifecycle of a pre-health student.


Advisors and Appointments


GW Student Acceptance Rates to Medical School

Percentages include only those students who have elected to disclose their acceptances.


Accepted to Allopathic (MD) Programs
(National average: 38.3%)


Accepted to Osteopathic (DO) Programs
(National average: 43.7%)



Common Majors of Pre-Health Students

Biology (19.2%)
Public health (17.2%)
Neuroscience (15.5%)
Arts and Sciences (12.6%)
Exercise Science (6.9)
Other (10%)

GW pre-health students can choose any major they like! No one specific major will make an applicant on any of the pre-health tracks more competitive than another.

Large group of GW med students in their new white coats in front of Gelman Library
Ross Hall GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Where GW Students Apply

  • GWU
  • Georgetown
  • Temple
  • Drexel
  • Tulane
  • Tufts
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Tech College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine