What is the Pre-Health Program? The College of Science and Health's Pre-Health Program provides pre-professional students with specialized advising by a professional pre-health advisor, workshops and events about health professions, and opportunities to network with other students who are interested in pursuing a graduate health professions program.
Can I major in pre-health? No - At DePaul pre-health is not considered a major, minor, or
concentration, but any DePaul student with any major is able to register for the Pre-Health Program to start taking advantage of its benefits.
What types of careers are included in pre-health advising? Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine (MD and DO), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pathologists' Assistant, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. However, the pre-health advisor is happy to meet with students who have health interests outside these specific areas.
Why should I register for the Pre-Health Program?
Once registered for the Pre-Health Program, students will be placed on an email list and will receive communication about upcoming workshops and events, shadowing, research and volunteering opportunities, and state and national conferences. Also, in order to be considered eligible to receive Pre-Health Advising Committee (PAC) services, students must be registered for the Pre-Health Program.
Does the Pre-Health Program offer workshops and events? Yes - You can find all of the pre-health events located on the Pre-Health Events page.
Does the Pre-Health Program offer a shadowing program? Yes - The shadowing program offers limited opportunities, and it is very selective. You may find more information on the Volunteering, Shadowing, and Leadership Opportunities page.
Do you have any information about acceptance rates into different graduate health professions programs? We try to maintain records of acceptance rates into graduate health professions programs. You may find information about institutions where DePaul students have been admitted on the Health Careers page under each individual program.
Into what graduate health professions schools and programs have DePaul alumni been admitted? DePaul alumni have been very successful at being admitted into a broad array of schools and programs, including many prestigious institutions. You may find information about institutions where DePaul students have been admitted on the Health Careers page under each individual program.
Can Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program students and non-degree seeking students register for the Pre-Health Program? Yes - As long as you are currently enrolled in courses at DePaul, you are eligible to register for the Pre-Health Program and meet with the pre-health advisor.