Planning a Career in Medicine or Other Health Profession?
It is essential that future medical and health care professionals not only have excellent knowledge and scientific preparation, but also have a humanistic perspective of health care that emphasizes the primacy of the patient.
It is our mission to provide undergraduate students with the necessary academic preparation and a unique and clinically-relevant education that embodies this concept. The Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs (PMHPP) offers specialized programs, not academic majors, that assist students from all academic majors to gain the requisite experiences and academic background to apply to medical, osteopathic medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, podiatric and many other health professional schools.
As part of the Program requirements, students are required to participate in a unique educational program that includes not only the standard pre-medical coursework, but also basic clinical skills and certifications, professional and inter-professional educational opportunities, exposure to evidence-based practice medicine, and participation in both mandatory and volunteer/observation experiences.
*This program is not designed to prepare students to be admitted to any of the traditional entry-level health professional programs at the University.