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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 the health professions. Students should meet with the pre-health advisor early in their freshman year for an overview of the required courses and the application process for professional schools in their field of interest. The pre-health advisor can advise students pursuing a variety of careers including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and many allied health professions.

If you are an enrolled Drexel student, please complete and submit the Pre-health Advising Interest Form in order to receive email announcements of workshops and other programs related to your career interests.

Prerequisite Courses

Each health profession has specific course requirements, but one year of the following is generally required by most medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools:

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

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

Choose the links below to learn more about each field:

Medicine

The health care environment is undergoing a transformation in the United States and pre-med students need to be prepared.

Dentistry

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.