Pre-Health Professions Advising and Programs1210 H. J. Patterson Hall, 301-405-7805
Director of Health Professions Advising Office: Wendy Loughlin
The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO), part of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, serves University of Maryland students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, or allied health fields.
Students planning to pursue professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine or podiatry after graduation from University of Maryland must declare an academic major by 60 credits. Students who are undecided about which academic major they will declare may enter the Letters and Sciences, but must adhere to the University of Maryland requirement that students declare a degree-granting major by the time they reach 60 credits.
Pre-professional students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree should declare an academic major by 60 credits. A pre-professional student who does not declare an academic major will be designated as an undecided student in Letters and Sciences, where they will receive academic advising. Pre-professional students, including those interested in the allied health fields, may receive advising related to admission to professional school requirements through the Health Professions Advising Office, however the HPAO does not serve as a student's assigned academic advising unit.
Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Optometry, Podiatry)
Other Health Programs