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Student and Alumni Stories

Whether they wanted to make a career change, gain a broader health-related background or strengthen existing credentials, our Pre-Health students had specific reasons for wanting to attend Penn. Read how the program’s flexibility, collaborative learning environment and research opportunities addressed each student’s unique needs and helped put individual goals in sight. 

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ’17
Medical Scribe, Scheie Eye Institute

Learn how Dominique connected her student community with a physician shadowing network and made an impact in the area around Penn.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘15
Tulane University School of Medicine ‘20—expected

Discover Alana’s humanitarian efforts through the Penn Human Rights Clinic, a medical interpreting course and her volunteering experiences abroad.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘16
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine ‘20—expected

Hear how Penn’s Pre-Health Programs helped Jaemi find her passion for osteopathic medicine and the hands-on training she gained during her studies.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘16
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine ‘20—expected

Learn how Stephen, a registered nurse, changed his career path to surgery and anesthesiology after working at a clinic in the Dominican Republic.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘15
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ‘19—expected

Explore mentorship and linkage opportunities in Penn’s Pre-Health Programs through John’s experiences as a marketing-consultant-turned-medical-student.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘16

Explore how Christopher, a former college football and rugby player, discovered his passion for medical research through Penn’s Pre-Health Programs.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘15
Georgetown University School of Medicine ‘19—expected

Look into Lee’s transition from computer science to medicine, and his research in childhood cancers with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘14

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ‘19—expected

Hear how a linkage with the Perelman School of Medicine and volunteering with LGBT health centers helped Mark find medical school success.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘15
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ‘20

Explore Alex’s hands-on experiences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her transition from working in education to becoming a health professional.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘15
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine ’20—expected

Discover how Linc’s professors at Penn helped him find dental school success.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘14
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine ‘19—expected

Hear how Matt was able to shadow at the Abramson Cancer Center through a connection made at the Pre-Health Distinguished Speaker Series.

Pre-Health Specialized Studies ‘18—expected

Discover how Trishya connected with students and faculty to make the most of her Pre-Health experience.

Pre-Health Core Studies ‘18—expected

Dive into Diana’s hands-on experiences and discover how she uses her entrepreneurial perspective to make the most of her time at Penn.

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Admissions and Eligibility

Learn more about applicant qualifications for each of the Pre-Health Programs.

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Summer application deadline: April 1st

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Pre-Health Programs information session

Program Resources

Meet the program team as they discuss the programs and admissions process, as well as clinical, volunteer and research opportunities.

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