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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. 

Internship at Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital

Applications for an internship at the Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital are now open. This internship provides the opportunity to become immersed in multiple aspects of clinical research ranging from NIH-funded trials to retrospective investigator-initiated trials at a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. Interns will spend the majority of time in the emergency department, allowing first-hand exposure to the medical field. 

Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program is a free, six-week academic academic program for college freshman or sophomores who identify as an underrepresented groups in healthcare professions. You may apply to up to three program sites of your choice. Applications are accepted now through March 1, 2017. For additional information about the program and the program sites, please visit and follow @SHPEPconnect on Twitter.

Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology at Harvard Medical School

Gain an instructional and research-based foundation in both basic and clinical immunology through the Master's of Medical Sciences in Immunology at the Harvard Medical School. Courses will start with the fundamentals and rapidly progress to cutting-edge knowledge, all taught by world-renowned faculty members in the program in Immunology at Harvard.

Upcoming Deadlines for U of M Pharmacy Program

Information sessions for U of M PharmD program

Information sessions include admissions and program information, and a tour with current students. They offer Information Sessions at the following dates and times:

Saturday, November 12 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Twin Cities

Saturday, November 19 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Duluth

Thursday, December 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Twin Cities

Register now


Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program is seeking applicants for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. This 10-week program places each student with a faculty mentor to work on a novel research project in biomedical ethics.  In addition, students will participate in the biomedical ethics summer curriculum, which includes educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with members of the program faculty.  With appropriate permissions, students may be given the opportunity to shadow physicians or clinical ethics consultations. 

MCAT Registration Opens October 19

Registration to take the MCAT between January 2017 through June 2017 opens on Wednesday, October 19.

There are a number of links you should familiarize yourself with as you prepare to take the MCAT.