What sets St. Olaf apart?
St. Olaf College provides a unique combination of resources and services for pre-health students which effectively supports them in their journeys to a career in healthcare. St. Olaf is known for its strong science faculty and courses, including the cadaver lab and our robust nursing program. As well as being assigned a faculty advisor in their major, pre-health students also have access to faculty advising specialists in a broad range of healthcare fields. The Health Professions Committee, comprised of faculty from the natural sciences and mathematics, provides both informal advising and a formal service to students interested in medical, dental, and other health careers.
As a part of their liberal arts experience, pre-health students are encouraged to study abroad; health-related programs include the Peruvian Medical Experience and Biology in South India. One of St. Olaf’s greatest resources is our alumni, many of whom have entered healthcare fields. Through programs such as Ole Med and Connections (travel to major U.S. cities to experience industries and careers first hand), pre-health students are able to build relationships with alumni to learn more about their career paths, gather advice, and potentially to gain a mentor.