Helping to prepare you for competitive health careers.

Dental School Dean Joseph Zambon talking with students and Dr Violet Haraszthy at Foster Hall.
Clinical Experiences and Other Activities During COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, clinical experiences are currently very limited. The professional health schools are aware of this and are encouraging students to think creatively about how to give back to your community and broaden your skills during this time. Please see this resource, created by the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, for some ideas to get you started. 

Interested in pursuing a prehealth career path?

If you are interested in learning more about the health professions listed on this page, you are considering a highly challenging and rewarding professional goal and we wish you every success! To help you prepare for these very competitive career fields, you must begin early in order to build your record of academic, professional and personal accomplishments. Whether you are a prospective UB student, currently enrolled at UB or even possess a degree already, you have come to the right place to gain comprehensive information about preparing for the health careers noted.

A certain degree of soul searching is required to be sure you possess the personal characteristics that offer a good fit for these professions. Many schools look for evidence of an applicant’s professionalism, maturity, sound reasoning, integrity and true commitment to helping others.

Next Steps

Please review this site carefully and also consider attending one of our many workshops. If you are a freshman, you will be very interested in attending one of our Prehealth 101 sessions offered online through UB Learns.

Additionally, our office provides individualized advising services from four professional advisors, as well as assistance from a Prehealth Committee. We also offer specialized workshops, an email list and information pertaining to various active prehealth student organizations. We host annual events such as the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Tour, an annual prehealth picnic and more!

Learn about the Health Professions

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Make an appointment with an advisor.

The Navigate app will help you manage your academic journey and connect effectively with a full range of resources at UB.

Access to the Navigate mobile app is available once you are enrolled in classes. Review your UB email for instructions on how to schedule an appointment with your advising unit or to review your UB course schedule.

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

Fewer than 100 institutions across North America are members of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

UB is one of them.

UB is home to one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation, comprising our Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, Social Work, and Roswell Park Graduate Division. This affords our students opportunities to learn from one another, providing enhanced preparation for their future roles in a collaborative healthcare environment.