- Settle into Bowdoin, academically and socially
- Explore extracurricular opportunities and take a science class or two
- Reach out to your advisor or the health professionals advisor with any questions
- Attend relevant informational programs on campus, and don’t panic!
"Four-Year Plan" for Future Health Professionals
This "Four-Year Plan" offers rough guidelines to help students prepare to apply to a program in the health professions. Most students choose to spread their preparations out over more than the four years of college, choose to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by the college, and choose to fully explore the many rewarding careers and experiences available to them.
Only about 15% of students matriculate into medical immediately after they graduate! The majority of students choose not to matriculate until 2 years or more after graduation. This is true everywhere, not just at Bowdoin, and in fact health professions schools appreciate more mature applicants with greater life experiences.