• Welcome!

    The purpose of the University PreHealth Advising Program is to provide resources and advising to members of the Northeastern community (students and alums) in all NU colleges and all NU fields of study regarding professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes.

    Our mission is to both facilitate the success of NU applicants and be a trusted source of competent and caring health professionals. We work with students and alums considering careers in the areas of allopathic medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine.

    The NU PreHealth website provides access to on-line resources, a calendar of workshops, presentations, and special events, as well as information about how to request individualized advising, and how to network with other PreHealth students, NU alums who are current medical students, and healthcare professionals.

Profiles of Success

Laura E. Rushford – Dental Medicine

NU 2012 - B.S. Chemical Engineering; Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2017

1. What led to your interest in a career in dental medicine? Who or what inspired you?
 As a chemical engineering graduate, my path towards choosing a career in dental medicine was untraditional. Working as a nursing assistant on an oncology floor at a local cancer center and volunteering with Best Buddies and food pantries sparked my initial interest in a career within the medical field. Before matriculating at NU, I decided to major in engineering because I knew it would be a great foundation for a career in medicine. While acquiring critical thinking skills as an engineer, I kept careers in the healthcare profession on the back of my mind. Read more…

Upcoming Events

  • MedAppTrak

    Self-Enroll as Pre-Med with a MedAppTrak account! Learn how to get an account. Having a MedAppTrak account provides you with access to added resources available only to NU students and Alums.