Gather information about yourself, about careers in medicine and other health careers, and about the years of education and training required for each career so you can make the right decision about your future.
Start building an excellent undergraduate record. Review your performance early in the semester and take corrective steps to improve any deficiencies.
Try to develop a personal relationship with at least one faculty member whose interests are similar to yours and who stimulates you intellectually.
Participate in selected extracurricular activities to complement your program and provide some enjoyable diversion.
If possible, try to involve yourself with some volunteer work in a medically-related area.
Continue to do well in your courses or improve your record.
Make an effort to get to know at least one more faculty member out of the classroom.
If you have not already done so, involve yourself with some volunteer work in a medically-related area.
Start thinking seriously about the application process and obtain information about medical schools.
Make this your strongest academic year yet. Remember that this is the last year for which grades are regularly included for medical school application.
Complete your premedical science courses.
Prepare for the MCAT or other professional entrance examination.
Make an effort to get to know at least two more faculty members outside the classroom.