In the sophomore year, students should set up individual meetings with the Director or Assistant Director to evaluate their academic goals and other plans that might involve study abroad, multiple majors or minors, and co-curricular activities. If you have not already, you should get involved with pre-health societies and other student groups to build communication and leadership skills.

It is time to focus on experiential learning and service work. You should begin or continue to find opportunities for clinical exposure and get involved in the community. If you have found a passion, perhaps through an internship or research, develop it into a leadership project that showcases your skills. Perhaps one of your experiences will lead you to apply for a Canale Leadership and Service Internship.  Now is the time to take ownership of your experiential learning.

You should also begin thinking about your personal statement, your CV, and cover letters. It is important to think about how your curricular and co-curricular activities will help show a sustained passion for helping others, as well as showcasing your interest in and knowledge of the field you plan to enter.