“At EMU I built a solid foundation in the sciences, a real asset in the graduate studies I was to pursue.”
-Missy Solanki, an EMU graduate who earned a doctorate in pharmacy and now works at Augusta Medical Center. Learn more about pre-professional health sciences at EMU
Pre-Professional Health Sciences
Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPHS) at EMU is designed for students who wish to enter careers in health science such as medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, or graduate education and research in any area of biomedicine.
Students who are service-oriented, compassionate, interested in health and human body issues, and academically competent can develop into skilled health care professionals.
Our undergraduate program emphasizes cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, quality academics and Christian empathy, preparing students for entrance into graduate-level health professional programs.
Currently, there is a shortage of health care professionals in most areas; during the next decade the U.S. Department of Labor projects a growth of more than 25% in the health care industry, meaning more new jobs than any other industry.
While most PPHS students are biology majors, it is possible to major in chemistry, mathematics or an area in the liberal arts and still succeed in the program at EMU. Because graduate schools value a broad education, a minor in a non-science area of interest is suggested.
Normally the pre-professional health sciences student will complete the required courses by the end of the junior year of study in order to be fully prepared at that time to take a professional health science school entrance exam (MCAT, DAT, VET or GRE).
Important documents for PPHS students:
- PPHS enrollment form
- PPHS Handbook
- PPHS Interview Request Checklist
- PPHS Questionnaire
- PPHS Reference Letter Request Form
- Record of Shadowing Experience form