Pre-Medical Programs

Medical Student Mentorship Program (MSMP)

  • "To facilitate and guide students through the application process of medical school."
  • "To develop and maintain a formal medical student mentoring program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)."
  • "To foster mentoring relationships between undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine and current JABSOM medical students."

Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps


  • "The Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps is a free year-round program for high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in health. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing and research experiences, and provide campus exposure to health careers."

The following are offices on campus where you can receive academic advising. Click on the center names to visit their websites.

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC)

The Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center is a walk-in resource center for students interested in law, medicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic, podiatric), or the health sciences (dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, etc.). PAC is staffed by fellow pre-health students trained to help students clarify their career goals, plan their coursework, research schools and programs, find opportunities to gain experience, and apply to professional school.

PAC is located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Their hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advising is available on a walk-in or appointment basis. To contact their office, you may call (808) 956-8646, or email

Mānoa Advising Center (MAC)

The Mānoa Advising Center is a resource center for students who are undecided on a major or who are working towards a major that has prerequisite requirements. MAC is staffed by advisors trained to help students understand the general education requirements, choose a major, and plan their academic schedule.

MAC is located in the Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services (QLCSS), Room 101. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday (except Wednesday) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advising is available on an appointment basis. To contact their office, you may call (808) 956-7273, or email

First Year Programs

First Year Programs offers many programs for freshmen students, including Access to College Excellence (ACE) Learning Communities and Freshman Seminars.

Access to College Excellence (ACE) Learning Communities offer a combination of three general education courses and a small group, one-credit integrating seminar (CAS 110: Access to the College Community) to incoming freshmen. Courses are grouped to provide students with an introduction to various academic perspectives while fulfilling graduation requirements. CAS 110 is led by an upperclassman peer mentor who supports freshman cohorts in their new learning environment. Peer mentors assist with the development of successful academic strategies, creation of social and interpersonal networks, and involvement in a variety of campus activities. ACE espouses a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to college education.

First Year Programs is located in the Student Success Center at Sinclair Library, Room 109. To contact their office, you may call (808) 596-8626, or email

Mānoa Peer Advisors (MPA)

Mānoa Peer Advisors strives to provide the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa student body with available and resourceful Peer Advisors who will guide the students through all stages in their college careers. MPA's are stationed at various offices around the Mānoa campus, including the Mānoa Advising Center (MAC), Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Student Athlete Academic Services, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Shidler College of Business, College of Education, Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC), and the Honors Program.

The following are opportunities for pre-health students. Click on the names to visit the page information.

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