Pre-Professional Development



While there are no specific pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-allied health (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, etc.) B.S. degrees at BYU, many students with these interests choose majors in the College of Life Sciences. We want to help these students be successful in the pursuit of their professions.

Mentored Research

Mentored research is becoming a consideration for admission at more and more professional schools. Even if not required, a student with research experience is usually viewed positively by admissions committees of professional schools. You can help with undergraduate pre-professional development by donating to our Mentored Student Learning initiative. Your donation will support both student wages and laboratory supplies and other consumables.

Pre-Professional Lecture Series and Mentoring Roundtable Luncheons

You can also help support our Pre-Professional Lecture Series wherein we invite successful healthcare professionals to our campus to give a presentation to pre-professional students and provide one-on-one mentoring during their visit. Additionally, you can support our Mentoring Roundtable Luncheon initiative that periodically brings successful healthcare professionals and students together for a lunch meeting where close mentoring occurs.

I want to be a Pre-Professional Mentor

If you are a healthcare professional and want to help our students prepare for their professions, either as part of our Lecture Series or Roundtable Luncheons, or by providing shadowing opportunities during your normal workday please click on the following link: jim.welsh@byu.edu.