Pre-health tracks are not majors but a sequence of courses to help prepare you for applying to specific health professional graduate programs after earning a bachelor’s degree at Loras College.
This program is intended for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. You’ll receive the individualized support and preparation needed to apply to medical school or other health professional schools.
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The Loras Pre-Health Advising Office is here to support our students in exploring health careers and preparing our students for a competitive health professional school application. Pre-health tracks are not majors, but a sequence of courses to help prepare students for the application to specific health professional graduate programs after earning a bachelor’s degree at Loras College.
You may choose a major in any field and take the required prerequisite courses for their desired health professional track. Our pre-health advisor and faculty advisors guide students on course sequencing and work with them to develop a plan of study for each student depending on their major and desired health professional pathway.
Additionally, we encourage and guide our students to work in the health care field, shadow health care professionals in a variety of settings, as well as help them find volunteer and leadership experiences during their time with us. This provides an opportunity for our students to confirm their calling, to develop into well-rounded health care professionals and leaders in the future and to develop a competitive health professional school application.
Loras staff and faculty have a decades-long record in preparing students for competitive health professional programs locally and nationally with acceptance rates that well exceed the national average. Our pre-health advisor is a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) which provides guidance and resources to prepare student for health care careers.
- Regular advising sessions with the pre-health advisor and faculty advisors
- Pre-health information sessions and workshops (personal statement writing, mock interviews, application workshops)
- Campus visits from local health science professionals and representatives from health professional programs
- Opportunities to shadow or observe the health profession of choice
- Resources and guidance on career choice, schools, and admissions requirements
- Personal statement, interview, and admission test guidance
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We encourage and guide you to work in the healthcare field, shadow healthcare professionals in a variety of settings, and help you find volunteer and leadership experiences during your time with us.