Pre-med transfers arrive to WSU with a variety of backgrounds and at different levels of academic and professional preparation for medical school. As with freshmen, we know you have a lot of questions and are looking for timely, reliable, information. Pre-med advisors are here to provide support and to help you plan and to maximize your time her at WSU.
Here are some key steps:
1. Attend Transfer Orientation – You will receive information on Orientation dates and registration once you have been admitted. At Orientation you will receive a lot of information about WSU and your degree program, meet with an advisor to discuss your transfer credit, and will register for your first term.
2. Attend a pre-med Information Session – Offered throughout the term, pre-med Information meetings are considered essential for all WSU pre-med students to attend. This one hour session includes a discussion of the recommended coursework and grades, experiences, MCAT preparation, application timeline, and letters of recommendation as well as an overview of how medical schools view all of these in an applicant. You can find the current Information Meeting Schedule and RSVP link on our homepage.
3. Become familiar with the Pre-Med and Health Science Center website – There is a lot of helpful information right here! In addition, you can check out our upcoming events and other promotions on the homepage.
4. Check your WSU email – Once you attend an Information Session, you will be added to our pre-med listserve which will ensure that you are notified directly of any pre-med workshops, events, school visits, or other promotions aimed at WSU pre-med students.
5. Meet with an advisor regularly - We encourage you to meet with your major advisor, if you have declared, and with a pre-med advisor during your first term. Let us help you plan for your future success and refine your goals for the year.
You can schedule with a pre-med advisor throughout the term, or, if you have a quick question or concern, come during our weekly small group advising sessions every Thursday from 3 to 4pm in 1600 Undergraduate Library. No appointment necessary – questions are for general discussion only.
Interested in becoming a pre-med student at WSU? Admitted transfers interested in preparing for medical school can be added to the pre-med database through the “Next Steps” section of their WSU Application Status page.