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Characterized by an honors education grounded in liberal arts, the honors thesis, and signature honors classes, such as the Human Event,  Barrett graduates historically gain entrance to the top medical schools in the nation.  Recent graduates have gone on to Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Mayo, Duke, and Stanford, among others.

Many resources exist for pre-health students in Barrett, some unique to Barrett and others available to all pre-health students at ASU.

Unique Barrett Resources

Mayo Clinic-Barrett Honors College Premedical Scholars Program

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic, the Premedical Scholars Program is a one-year program for students of Barrett, The Honors College.  This program nurtures humanitarian instincts and introduces premedical students to the breadth and diversity of medical practice.  Selected students are given the unique opportunity to shadow Mayo Clinic physicians, attend lectures, participate in hands-on labs, and utilize community resources.  The program is open to sophomores through seniors.

Applications for this program are generally accepted during the last week of August and first week of September.  Keep an eye on the Barrett Honors-L Daily Digest email during the first weeks of classes for an announcement regarding an on-campus info session and the application period.

The application deadline is generally in early September.  Fifty students will be accepted into this program and will be notified in late September.  For more information on the program, please contact Tyson Robinson at

Invitations to Special Lectures

Throughout the academic year, pre-health students in Barrett may receive invitations to special lectures and/or events.  Watch the Honors-L daily digest in your ASU email inbox for these unique opportunities.

Barrett Fellows @ CLAS Centers

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Barrett, The Honors College offer an exciting program -- Barrett Fellows @ CLAS Centers – for Barrett students to do research and community outreach with ASU faculty.  Barrett students who have completed their first year and wish to engage in research and community outreach through the activities of one of the CLAS research centers/institutes may apply for an unpaid, semester-long or year-long fellowship.  These experiences may transition into an honors thesis or creative projects but that is not a requirement of the fellowship.  This program is designed for you to build experience in an area of interest to you. For more information on this program, click here.

ASU Resources

Pre-health students in Barrett can take advantage of ASU’s pre-health resources, which include the Pre-Professional Advising Office, pre-health internships, several pre-health student organizations, letters of recommendation processing services, and the pre-health listserv and library.