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Pursuing a Health Profession

Pre-health advising

Drexel's pre-health advising program is designed to help students with course selection, career information and the application process for all of the health professions. Students should meet with the pre-health coordinator as early as possible. The pre-health coordinator can advise students pursuing a variety of careers including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing and allied health.

If you are an enrolled Drexel student, please complete and submit the Pre-health Contact Form.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Each health profession has specific course requirements but one year of the following is generally required:

  • General Biology
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English

Click here for a great resource for information on many careers in the health professions.

Click on the links below to learn more about each field:


The healthcare environment is undergoing a transformation in the United States and premed students need to be prepared.


A career in dentistry offers exciting opportunities for students with strong communication and entrepreneurial skills.

Veterinary Medicine

A career in veterinary medicine offers opportunities in the treatment of animals and food safety for the general public