Pursuing a Health Profession

Drexel's Pre-health Advising program is designed to help students and alumni with course selection, career information, and the application process for the health professions.

Students should meet with the Pre-health Advisor early in their first year for an overview of the required courses and the application process for professional schools in their field of interest. The Pre-health Advisor can advise students and alumni pursuing a variety of careers including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and many allied health professions.

First- and second-year students may schedule a pre-health advising appointment online.

If you are an enrolled Drexel student or alumni, please complete and submit the Pre-health Advising Interest Form in order to receive email announcements of workshops and other programs related to your career interests.

Prerequisite Courses

Each health profession has specific course requirements, but one year of the following is generally required by most medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary schools:

  • General Biology
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English

Be sure to visit ExploreHealthCareers.org, a great resource for information on many careers in the health professions.


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