Director's Welcome

Prospective, PreMed, and Prehealth students,

As the Director of the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program at Northeastern University (NU) and as a physician I am delighted that you are interested in pursuing a career in health care. Our goal is to be the best PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program in the country. Our program has excellent and experienced staff that are committed to working with you throughout your time here at NU. As advisors, we will be assisting you in integrating your career choice with your academics, matching your interests with experiential opportunities, advising you on the application process to your graduate health school, and providing meaningful opportunities to promote wellness. In addition, as your PreMed and PreHealth Advisors we are a part of your larger advising team here at NU to help ensure both your academic and professional career success.

I hope that you will connect with us soon by setting up your Medical Applicant Portal (MAP), by setting up an advising appointment, and by following the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program on social media. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your medical career goals.

Doug Hughes, MD
Director of the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program


The Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program provides individualized advising resources to students and alums considering careers in the areas of allopathic medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine. We strive to educate and advise students on health professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes to facilitate the success of Northeastern applicants and be a trusted source of competent and caring health professions advisors.