Pre-Health Professions

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health field? W&J’s Pre-Health Professions program, available to students in any major, is designed for students who plan to attend a health professional school following graduation from W&J. W&J graduates have attended schools for allopathic, osteopathic, and veterinary medicine; pharmacy; dentistry; podiatry; optometry; physician assistant; physical therapy and occupational therapy.

We offer students on-campus resources, including the Pre-Health Library stocked with, medical reference books, reference books about different health professions, and information about schools. Our professors are consistently researching information about research experience and internship opportunities to connect students with opportunities outside of the classroom as well as making and sharing connections with students to health schools and organizations.

Support from the College doesn’t stop once you’ve achieved your bachelor’s degree. W&J has agreements regarding admission of qualified students to the Temple University School of Medicine; the Chatham University School of Physical Therapy; the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University; the Saint Francis University Department of Physician Assistant Sciences; and the Chatham University Program of Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

The Pre-Health Professions program is overseen by the departments of Biology and Chemistry, with assistance from related departments. Additional program information is available in the College Catalog.

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Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program
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Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Kathleen A. McEvoy, Ph.D.
Professor of English
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