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Pre-Health

Through active-learning classes, hands-on research and volunteer opportunities, many CBS graduates are well prepared to go on to programs in a variety of health-related fields. In pursuit of these advanced degrees, you can take advantage of our pre-health opportunities and resources on campus to prepare for your future in healthcare. 

Register Now: Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10 to 5 p.m..  This is a free event for advisors and college students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine.  We'll be talking about what podiatric physicians do - from surgery to wound care to sports medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients.  Representative from each of the nine U.S.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Pre-Med Forum

Coming up on February 2, 2019, the Student National Medical Association chapter of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be hosting a whole day of immersion for students interested in medicine. This event is geared towards pre-medical students wishing to gain valuable information about applying to medical school, medical curriculum, and interesting aspects in the medical field through our speakers and unique workshops. Students from underrepresented groups and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

CBS Medical School Application Bootcamp

CBS students applying to medical school programs during the summer of 2019 are invited to attend this application workshop on Friday, May 17! This interactive workshop will include an overview of the medical school admissions process, a presentation about the holistic review process from the U of M Medical School, an opportunity for a mock interview practice in traditional and MMI styles, and other activities related to preparing a competitive application for medical school.

CBS Chemistry for the Life Sciences Health Professional School Application Workshop

CBS students who completed the Chemistry for the Life Sciences sequence and are planning to apply to health professional school are invited to attend this application workshop to learn about how to most effectively communicate their unique coursework to health professional schools when applying. At this workshop, you’ll receive an overview of communication outreach to health professional schools about CBS’s unique chemistry curriculum, the response received from different health professional schools, and how you are encouraged to identify your coursework on your applications.

CBS Health Professions Gap Year Panel and Networking

Are you interested in taking some time off prior to applying or starting health professional school, or are you uncertain on whether you are competitive enough to get into health professional school immediately after graduation? Attend this gap year panel to ask questions to recent alumni who have completed or are currently in a gap year before health professional school.

CBS Site Visit to Community-University Health Care Center

Learn about global health in your own backyard! CBS Student Services is hosting a site visit to the Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC), a federally qualified health center and also a department within the University of Minnesota. This clinic offers medical, dental, mental health, advocacy, legal, and other programs to support refugee, immigrant, and low-income populations. Students who attend this site visit will be able to learn about the operations of this community clinic and some of the unique healthcare challenges populations in the Twin Cities Metro face.

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2019 Gateways to the Laboratory Program.

The program is aimed at supporting underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college freshmen and sophomores (rising sophomores and rising juniors) who wish to pursue MD-PhD degrees.

Planning for What's Next

CBS Career Services team offers support to students and recent alums as they make the transition from college to career.


In 2015, CBS Student Services restructured its career services to a team-based approach to meet the specific needs of biological sciences students and recent alumni. Under the leadership of an assistant director for Career Services, the team includes an undergraduate research coordinator, pre-health career coach, and general career coach.