The Piper Center supports all pre-health students and graduates on a variety of career paths as they develop into future healthcare professionals. We work holistically with students at all stages of their career exploration, encouraging self-reflection and stressing the importance of intellectual development, personal integrity, and professionalism. Through individual coaching appointments, workshops, and opportunities to explore interests, skills, and goals, Oles build a strong foundation for a competitive application and a meaningful future career.
Acceptance rate to medical schools (MD & DO) in the past 3 years (2017-2019)
Overall acceptance rate to dental schools in the past two years (2018-2019)
MD and DO schools where Oles matriculated in the past two years (2018-2019)
Nursing at St. Olaf
The St. Olaf College Nursing Program takes a holistic approach to the field of nursing; integrating development of the whole person, a commitment to lifelong learning, and service to others. Ole nurses are well prepared for professional practice and/or graduate school to earn advanced degrees.
After four years of study, students are eligible to complete the RN licensure examination offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
(Image on the right) Ole nursing majors using the new nursing department simulation for class.
The Pain Managers
The patient was a young man, an assistant at a school for troubled youth. One day, a situation at the school got out of hand. A student attacked him, crushing his left hand and breaking his fingers.Read More
A perfect place to prepare for dental school
Annika Johnson ’18 came to St. Olaf College knowing that with just 66 schools of dentistry in the nation, the application process is extremely competitive — even more so, in many ways, than medical school.Explore
Opportunities That Have A Real Impact: Rockswold Health Scholars Program
Neurosurgeon Gaylan Rockswold ’62 created a program that gives current St. Olaf students hands-on medical and research experience — and an incredible mentor.Watch Now
St. Olaf announces 2018 Alumni Award winners
St. Olaf College recently announced its 2018 Alumni Award winners: Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Wendy Helgemo ’91, Alumni Achievement Award recipient Craig Hella Johnson ’84, and Outstanding Service Award recipient Jon Hallberg ’88. Jon Hallberg ’88 is the medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic and associate professor of family medicine and community health. He recently ended a 21-year tenure as medical director of the Minnesota Twins Employee Assistance Program and has been the regular medical commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s regional “All Things Considered” since 2003.Watch Now