Pre-Professional Education

Fellowship, Truth & Service

The staff in the Center for Preprofessional Education is here to support your undergraduate academic success, while preparing you to pursue and excel in a professional degree program.

Accelerated Programs

Superior academic achievers who fulfill specific requirements are eligible to complete the bachelors and doctorate degrees in six years.  

Selected Howard University Freshman are eligible to apply (by invitations only):  

Professional Development

Program participants are expected to engage in several personal and professional development opportunities, including:

  • Howard University Pre-Health Summer Enrichment Program
  • Howard University Pre-Ph.D. Scholars Summer Enrichment Program
  • Howard University Future Health Scholars Program (by invitation only - sophomores who have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA)
  • Howard University BS/MD & BS/DDS programs (by invitation only - freshmen biology and chemistry majors)
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; Association of American Medical Colleges; American Dental Education Association; National Institutes of Health; Public Health Education; health profession partnerships; community organizations; student leadership conferences of the national pre-health and pre-dental organizations; and future STEM and physician scientists professional organizations
  • Virtual (or in-person) Open Houses of medical, dental, and other health professional schools

For additional information on pre-health programs, please email

To request telephone or video advising, please email

Howard University Future Health Scholars & Health Professional Student Mentors/Mentees and Student Leadership Development Opportunities (Sponsored by the Center for Preprofessional Education)  

Julie Andrist


Porsha Hartwell
Academic Advisor/Pre-Health 


1851 9th Street, NW, Room 413
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 238-2363


All prospective students, please email us at 

All current HU students, please RSVP for a Pre-Health Advising Group Session, please complete it online: link to: 

Test Preparation

Test preparation is offered for future health and summer pipeline program scholars for:

  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
  • Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)

For additional information, please email

Howard University Pre-Health Student Organizations

All HU Future Health Scholars are encouraged to be active members to participate in all pre-health-related programs, seminars, mentor and mentee, and volunteer opportunities.  

Health Professions Society (HPS/MAPS): A Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Org. (MAPS) for all HU Pre-Health Students. For more information, please email:  

Howard University Pre-Dental Society (HUPDS): For all HU Pre-Dental Students. For more information, please email:   

Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program (CMMP)-HU Chapter (for selected HU Pre-Health Sophomore-Senior Students with GPA 3.3 and higher only, fall & spring application and interviews). For more information, please