Additional Guidelines for Students Interested in Careers in Medicine and Other Health Sciences
The field of health sciences is broad—including not only the practice of medicine but other areas such as osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, nursing, genetic counseling, and public health, to name a few.
If you're interested in studying any of the health sciences, you will want to plan your course work very carefully, starting in your first year. For example, if you're interested in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary school, you should study math, science, and English in your first year.
During Orientation, there will be a special information session —Preparation for Careers in the Health Sciences—where members of our Committee on the Health Professions can answer your questions. Look for the date and time of this session when you receive your Orientation packet upon your arrival this fall.