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Pre-Health Professions

The Health Professions Program provides resources for pre-health professions students to guide their pre-professional formation and preparation and to enhance their pre-professional development.

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Overview

Wheaton College maintains an office dedicated to providing support services for pre-health professions students. The Health Professions Director provides one-on-one advising for all interested pre-health professions students. A credit-bearing course, Health Professions Seminar/Internship (Science 229), is offered to aid students with career definition. The Liberal Arts/Nursing (LA/N) major is administered by Health Professions.

For further information about the program consult the Wheaton College On-line Catalog

Pre-Professional Advising

Students should initiate a visit with the Health Professions Director early in their undergraduate career. The initial appointment begins the journey of career exploration and the determination of possible pre-professional pathways. With self-assessment, students can consider whether they are well-suited for and whether their interests lie in a health profession which is patient-related (medicine, nursing) or health-care related (health systems management, medical informatics). The model for advising is shared responsibility and encouraging self-responsibility in pre-health professions students. The objective is to provide the resources for students to be able to make informed decisions regarding their pre-professional pathway.

To help students with the application process for admission to health professions schools, the following are offered:

  • Application and Interviewing Workshops and Mock Interviews 
  • Campus visits from Admissions Officers of the health professions schools
  • Resources on career choice, schools, and admissions requirements
  • Opportunities for students to investigate the health profession of choice
  • Letter Collection Service during the application cycle

Contact Information

Pre-Health Professions Program
Mrs. June Arnold, Director
Science Center - Room 104
Phone: (630) 752-5193
Fax: (630) 752-5996
health.professions@wheaton.edu

For general inquiries regarding pre-health professions at Wheaton College, please send email correspondence to: health.professions@wheaton.edu

Prospective Students: For more information regarding Wheaton College, or to set-up an appointment with the Health Professions Director during your campus visit, please contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 752-5011.

 

Header Photo - L to R: Leah Watson, Phoebe Wilson, Gena Dickow, Ali Offerdahl, Kayla Witcik. Kayla writes, "This photo captures the first day in the hospital as our team began our medical internship experience at Hospitals of Hope in Cochabamba, Bolivia (Summer 2013)." 

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