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.
Nicole Groff ’14 talks public health, advice for pre-med majors
Nicole Groff '14 is studying global health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is in the dual-degree track with the physician assistant (PA) program.
High Growth Job Market
There is a shortage of health care professionals in most areas. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a growth of more than 25% in the health care industry.
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.
As a pre-med student at EMU, you'll get hands-on lab experiences and mentoring from PhD-level faculty, as well as clinical experiences with local physicians. Our program is small, so you'll have many hours of cadaver dissection experience and labs with real-world applications. You can join our faculty in their research on genetics, ecology, neuroscience and biochemistry. Faculty prepare you for medical school with MCAT test prep, mock interviews and job-shadowing opportunities. With all this experience, you will be a stand-out applicant for medical schools.
Pre-medicine 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 medical school 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.