Are you interested in the medical field? Medical professionals include doctors, pharmacists, dentistry, optometry, physician’s assistant, veterinarian, physical therapy, etc… A degree in public health would set a strong foundation and complement these professions. Pre-health prerequisites may be taken alongside the public health major requirements.
Applying to medical programs can be stressful and confusing. You must make your application as competitive as possible to give yourself the best chance to get accepted. These factors include a high GPA, entrance exam scores, letters of recommendations, involvement and experiences, and co-curricular activities. At the College of Public Health, we offer pre-health advising from a certified pre-health advisor that can guide you through the process.
As you experience college, your interests and goals may change. You may lose passion for the medical field, may find interest in the public health field, or your profile may not be as competitive to apply. In that case, we can offer you advising on different paths such as other medical programs, post bachelor’s degrees, taking a gap year, pursuing a graduate degree in public health, or get into the workforce with a public health bachelor’s degree.