If you aspire to a career as a physician, physician’s assistant, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian or other health professional, Wilkes University’s Health Sciences Pre-Professional Program can provide the guidance and experiences you need to advance, no matter your academic major.
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Why Study at Wilkes?
Hands-on research, personalized attention and tailored advising for health sciences students prepare you for the competitive application process and rigors of medical, dental and other professional schools.
Wilkes University has a long tradition of educating students who become health care professionals in a variety of community settings. Our strengths in the sciences and the humanities can make you a competitive candidate for professional schools.
The Health Sciences Program at Wilkes offers you a broad choice professions:
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Pre-Medical: Allopathic or Osteopathic
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
More than 90% of students who have strong academic and service records, complete the premedical core, and receive letters of evaluation from the Health Sciences Committee, are accepted into professional schools.
What Will You Gain?
- You’ll access a team of individuals to help you design your course schedule each semester and guide you through the process of professional school searches, requirements, study guides and admissions exams. This is in addition to your faculty advisor in your academic major.
- Shadow health care professionals beginning in your freshman year, allowing you to gain health care insight outside the classroom.
- You’ll be encouraged to participate in poster presentations at regional and national conferences, giving you the unique opportunity to earn publishing credit as an undergraduate student.
- As a member of the Pre-Professional Society of the College of Science and Engineering, you’ll gain professional development to foster success; this includes biannual seminars to assist with resume preparation, personal statement development, and application preparation.
- Benefit from connections with organizations offering diverse community service opportunities that not allow you to serve those in need, but will also help improve interpersonal skills and gain experience that will assist in the preparation for professional school and your career.
- Take part in networking opportunities with professional schools at the annual Professional/Graduate School Fair.
- Get to know mentors, including students from Wilkes and affiliated professional schools.