St. Mary's College of Maryland

Getting Started: Confirming Pre-Health

This page is designed for SMCM students who are planning for a future career in healthcare. You should be confident that you are pursuing the right field, because medical/helping professions require a huge amount of education, money, time, and dedication. Ask yourself these questions to determine if you are dedicated to pursuing a medical/professional education.

The resources below are meant to help you make sure that pre-health is the right path for you. If you do decide that you are passionate about pursuing a profession in healthcare, the committee is here to help!


Is a career in healthcare the right choice for you?


Note: One of the best ways to know if a career in healthcare is right for you is by getting hands-on experience in your field of choice! Click here to read more about getting practical experience.

[If you are considering pre-vet, look at this page dedicated to pre-vet practical experience.]

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