Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising

Which career is right for me?

  • Visit the Mayo Health Careers Navigator to learn more about career paths in the health sciences.
  • My Health Career Navigator provides resources and information about health care careers and paid summer internships in health-related fields.
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions, education & training requirements, job outlook, earnings, and links to professional associations. 
  • Take a career aptitutde test using the Focus 2 icon on

Career Planning

  • Refer to the Premed Google Folder or the Prehealth Google Folder and learn more about your chosen area(s) of interest including the prerequisites for graduate programs.
  • Research graduate/training programs for those occupations in the by looking up programs using US News and World Report Graduate School Rankings
  • Discuss these options with your academic advisor to decide on the best direction. Amend your four-year academic plan as needed to meet graduate program prerequisites.
  • Visit Career Services for assistance in perfecting your resume and seeking internships.
  • Look up job opportunities on Handshake and meet with your advisor to connect with SMC alum to gain relevant experience.
  • Sign up for Linked in and connect with LinkedIn SMC for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.
  • Conduct an internship or volunteer to gain experience and exposure to the work environment relating to you career path.

On Campus Volunteer Positions

Paid Internships- apply in Nov for summer positions

  • Handshake provides job listing to SMC students and alum.
  • Health Career Connection- to find resources on health careers and apply for a summer internship in the Bay Area; Apply in November
  • Explore Health Careers is a comprehensive website that includes news, career information, paid internship opportunities, profiles of various professionals and more. 
  • Pathways to Science is a clearing house of summer programs, internships, graduate programs and tips for making the best out of your STEM experience.

Premed Internships

Clinical Volunteer Opportunities

Paid Clinical Opportunities


        Networking Opportunities

        • Handshake- Join to access the SMC Alumni Directory for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.
        • LinkedIn SMC provides a listing of alumni that can be contacted for potential internship and shadowing opportunities.

          Graduate School Resources

          Allopathic Med (MD)

          Osteopathic Med (OD)



          Occupational Therapy



          Physical Therapy

          Physician Assistant

          Public Health

          Speech Path/Audiology

          Vet Med



          Pre-Med & Pre-Health Advising

          To meet with the Pre-med Advisor, please sign up for an advising appointment here by choosing a timeslot and filling in your name.

          Advisor Contact

          All questions can be directed to the Pre-med Advisor:

          Rainbow Rubin, PhD MPH

          (925) 631-4441

          Galileo 102B