Pre-Physician Assistant Program
Alumni say dissecting cadavers in undergraduate gave them a head's start
Dissecting cadavers at EMU, as the professor and alumni attest, is a unique and powerfully formative opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.
Embryologist Sarah Jones ’08 helps hopefuls become parents
Jones '08 said a big leg up to doing this work came from research projects Jones completed as a pre-med undergraduate at Eastern Mennonite University, which included working with micro-manipulators similar to those she uses now.
Semester-long practicums help you decide career interests
Leah Lapp, a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, shadows Dr. John Wenger '85 during her pre-professional health sciences practicum. The required course places students in settings that match their career interests.
EMU anatomy students memorialize ‘silent teachers’
Undergraduate anatomy students lit and released paper lanterns as part of a memorial service for the four cadavers they dissected and studied this semester
neuroscience minor strengthens pre-med program and grad school preparation
A wide-ranging multidisciplinary field that studies the brain and nervous system, neuroscience is reshaping many other fields.
Early Admissions Option with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Rocovich Scholar Early Admissions Program grants selected EMU scholars with early acceptance to VCOM in their third year of undergraduate studies and guaranteed admission upon satisfactory completion of the undergraduate degree.
Train for one of the top-rated careers in healthcare with our pre-physician assistant program. You will be prepared to continue your training as a physician assistant through high-quality lab science courses, practical clinical experiences and mentoring from our PhD-level faculty. If you want to serve others by providing high-quality healthcare in clinics, hospitals and physician’s offices, join our pre-professional health sciences program and prepare for rigorous physician assistant programs.
Pre-physician assistant is not a major, but a set of courses intended to prepare you for further study in your desired area of medical practice. Our faculty will carefully advise you on courses required for physician assisant program preparation, no matter what your major. Most PPHS students are biology majors, but you could decide to major in chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics or an area in the liberal arts. Because graduate schools value a broad education, we recommend a minor in a non-science area that interests you.