Pre-Health Program

Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf’s pre-health program centers on exceptional academia and stimulating experiences. Based on the college’s conviction that life is more than a livelihood, students interested in a career in healthcare are encouraged to lead lives of worth and service to others. St. Olaf’s pre-health program, along with the Piper Center, academic advisers, and the Health Professions Committee provide resources that are aimed to help students:

  • Explore a wide variety of health careers, carefully considering careers that align with their skills and interests
  • Determine and initiate a thoughtful undergraduate plan
  • Successfully complete health professional school entrance exams, applications and interviews
  • Gain exposure to experience in healthcare
  • Foster development of the whole person in mind, body and spirit

Classes of ’15 and ’16 only: The Biomedical Studies Concentration includes opportunities to explore the healthcare arena through academic courses and experiential learning activities. Because of restructuring of the Piper Center and strong, more available faculty advising, the Biomedical Studies Concentration is no longer an academic program beginning with students in the Class of 2017.

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Pre-Health Students in Action:

Rockswold Health Scholars Program
Rockswold Health Scholars Program
Rockswold Health Scholars Program
Rockswold Health Scholars Program
St. Olaf EMT Program
St. Olaf EMT Program
Regents Hall Science Lab
Regents Hall Science Lab
Regents Hall Science Lab
Regents Hall Science Lab
Peruvian Medical Experience
Peruvian Medical Experience
 

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 Pre-Health Peer Advisors

Visit us during Piper Center office hours for help with courses, professional school information, entrance exams, and the application and interview processes. 

Alana Patrick ’14

English

Career of interest: Physical therapy

Piper Center office hours: M 8-10, W 8-10, Th 8-10 & 2:30-4

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Gina Scharonbroch ’14

Psychology, Neuroscience and Biomedical Studies

Career of interest: Speech-Language Pathology

Piper Center office hours: M 1-2, T 3-5, Th 11:30-1:30, F 1-3

Nick Hoverstad ’14

English

Career of interest: Undecided

Piper Center office hours: M 10-11:30, T 8-10 & 1:30-3, W 10-11:30, F 10-11:30 & 3-5