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Pre-Health Resources

What does it mean to be “Pre-Health” at UP?

Being a pre-health student means that in addition to your major requirements, you are also completing the pre-requisite coursework and extracurricular work to apply to a professional health program such as medical school or dental school after your time at UP. There is no such thing as a pre-health major or a pre-med major so the good news is you can major in anything you want! Professional health programs admit students from a variety of majors every year with no preference shown to any particular area.

Here at UP, we have two Pre-Health advisors that can help you determine how to fit in the extra pre-requisite coursework for any professional health program with your major choice. We can also help you figure out what kinds of extracurricular activities you should be doing while you are a student to help you with that professional school application later on.

Below, we have Pre-Requisite Worksheets for each of the health professions for which we advise (PDF). Please note that these worksheets list the general pre-requisite courses for each area. Students should always double check the specific pre-requisites for the programs they are applying to in order to ensure all of their coursework is completed prior to application. 

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We can also help advise you if you are interested in Chiropractic Medicine; the pre-requisites are similar to medicine with a few differences.  If you have any questions you can always email us!


2020 Health Professions Fair

The 3rd Annual Health Professions Fair, hosted by the UP Pre-Health Advisors, will be on Monday, April 20, 2020, from 6pm-8pm in the Bauccio Commons.

Please see the linked flyer for 2019 professional attendees.


Alumni Spotlight

Sarah Hatfield

Sarah Hatfield

Sarah Hatfield graduated with the Class of 2015 and took a year off to work as a scribe before starting medical school. She is now in her third year at the University of Miami where she is pursuing her MD and Masters in Public Health.

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Ian Coe

Ian Coe

Ian Coe received a biology degree while on the bluff and is currently a 4th year medical student up on the hill at OHSU. While at UP, Ian was involved on campus as an RA but also was involved off campus with activities including shadowing and clinical volunteering. These activities along with his desire to serve the community, manage patient's care at the highest level, and advocate for health equity confirmed Ian’s decision to apply to med school.

Read More about Ian Coe

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Past Alumni Spotlights

Interested in reading more about our alumni and their respective paths in a variety of health fields?

See more Alumni Spotlights

Pre-Health Newsletter (Spring 2019)

The Pre-Health Newsletter is distributed biweekly by our Pre-Health Advisors and contains lots of opportunities for our students to get involved on and off-campus.