Sophomores Advisement

All Students pursuing application to a Health Science-related Professional School are strongly recommended to seek advisement from the Office of Medical Professions Advisement and the Advisor in their respective major each semester. 

Sophomores are recommended to:
  examine general education requirements along with any required courses for programs of study and/or academic majors.  Be conscious of remaining general education requirements (including high school deficiencies and proficiency-intensives) that are left to be completed

•  be aware of prerequisite courses in preparation for taking upper-level courses in either programs of study or academic majors

•  come to each advisement appointment prepared with courses of interest

•  schedule individual advisement appointments before course registration begins

NOTE:  Sophomores can see Graduate Assistants and/or Interns for advisement in the Office of Medical Professions Advisement.  If you are a Sophomore Pre-Pharmacy Student, you will meet with the Academic Advisor of the Medical Professions Advisement office to discuss potential admission and preparation to Pharmacy school.

Pre-Health Professions Timeline for your Sophomore Year:
NOTE:  Pre-Pharmacy students are eligible for application after 60 hours at some Pharmacy schools.  Therefore, Students should meet with the MPA Academic Advisor to discuss the application process, if choosing to apply for matriculation before their Bachelor's degree is completed.

Continue with prerequisite courses (Organic Chemistry and Physics)

Finish General Education Core Requirements

Choose a Major/Minor
As a Pre-Health Professions Student, you want your Major and Minor to reflect a well-rounded individual.  Major in something you are interested in and passionate about, even if it is not science or math.  Try to do something to set yourself apart and gain experience in a field that suits your personality and traits, whether you major or minor in History, Philosophy, Humanities, Music, English, or another non-science concentration.  Keep in mind: when your major is one you enjoy and find interest within, you will study harder, be more invested and retain more information. 

NOTE:  ETSU requires all students to declare a major by the completion of 60 credit hours.  To declare/change your major visit this Registrar's website for the document needed to complete this process.

Begin Researching Summer Enrichment or Research Programs (contact the MPA Office for information)

Continue Volunteering and Shadowing experiences

Talk with Professors and Advisors about winter break, spring break, and summer research and/or related opportunities

Continue recording notations for your Personal Essay 
Noting your thoughts and feelings about each job, volunteer, or service experience - in addition to the names and dates - will help provide you with details as you prepare your application and personal essay in the Professional School Application process.