Healthcare is a huge field with many career options for people with all levels of education. We encourage you to explore many areas of health in order to find the best fit for you. Many St. Olaf alumni offer opportunities for shadowing in a variety of fields, and the pre-health advisors can help you find your fit.
While there are prerequisite courses for all health professional programs, preparing for graduate education in the health professions requires more than taking the correct courses. Students must also demonstrate their motivation and commitment to the profession through exposure to the field, direct contact with patients, and evidence of core competencies such as service orientation, professionalism, integrity, and resilience.