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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 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 ‘15
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine ‘20—expected

Learn how Penn’s Pre-Health Programs helped Sapna boost her grades and gain practical training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to pursue pediatric medicine.

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
—expected

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 ‘15
Leukemia Research Coordinator, Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center

Learn about the benefits of the close-knit student community and personal advising through Natasha’s experiences in Penn’s Pre-Health Programs.

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 Core Studies ‘15
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ‘19—expected

Explore Sarah’s practical experiences an emergency medical technician, volunteer at the Sayre Health Center and research assistant in Penn Medicine’s Department of Radiology.

In the news

Penn's AMWA Chapter

The word ‘community’ is at the core of our organization,” shares Diana Zarowin, a Pre-Health Core student and founding member of Penn’s American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Pre-Med chapter.

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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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