To read the profiles of several Cal Poly graduates currently enrolled in health professional schools or actively practicing in their field, visit the "Alumni Profile" section of our pre-health blog!
"I already graduated from Cal Poly. Am I still able to meet with a pre-health advisor?
"I'm getting close to graduation (or I already graduated) and I just decided that I want to be pre-health. Now what?"
For students who decide later on in their academic careers (late in their third year or during their fourth year) to pursue a career in healthcare, the best course of action is usually for them to complete their undergraduate degree and then enroll in a post-baccalaureate program. Post-baccalaureate or "post-bacc" programs allow students to complete the necessary prerequisite courses if they haven't already, and often assist students in preparing for both the admissions test (if required) and the application process. To learn more about post-baccalaureate programs and the various types, click here to read our "Overview of Post-baccalaureate Programs" article on the Cal Poly Pre-Health Blog.
If you have any other questions about post-bacc programs or your unique situation, please feel free to stop by our office (Bldg. 53, room 211) during pre-health peer advising drop-in hours, or to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. (*Please note that these services are currently being offered virtually due to COVID-19. Visit the Contact Us page for more information on how to meet with an advisor.)
"I applied to health professional school and I got in! Now what?"
"I applied to health professional school but I didn't get in. Now what?"
See our Applying webpage for an outline of how to bounce back from rejection, and ways to enrich your application for the next cycle.