Pre-Health Professions

You want to help people get on the road to recovery. We’ll give you the keys. Ursinus College boasts a long tradition of alumni in the field of medicine.

Ursinus students interested in becoming a health professional—be it a doctor, a dentist, a veterinarian, a therapist, or a physician assistant—benefit from an advising program that begins their first week on campus. Early in their careers, students are guided through selecting the right courses, finding the right hands-on experiences, and developing the right skills and resources.

As students prepare their applications, they work closely with their own adviser from the Health Professions Advising Committee, who provides support, feedback, and ultimately a recommendation for students—an increasingly rare benefit to health professions applicants.

We believe that a broad liberal arts education produces the best health professionals—and our graduates, their patients, and the professional schools themselves agree. Therefore, we don’t have a “Pre-Med” major. Further, while many students interested in these professions major in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Neuroscience you can major in whatever you want and still successfully pursue a health career.

Recent Medical School Acceptances

Medical schools at which recent Ursinus graduates have been accepted include:
Harvard Johns Hopkins Georgetown
Penn State Jefferson Temple

Acceptance rates vary from year to year, but on average:

Quick Facts


of Ursinus students applying to medical school receive acceptances.

MCAT Preparation Workshops

Join advanced stating students in the pre-med track to discuss all things MCAT. Topics will include registering for the test, effective study strategies, as well as practice problems. These sessions are open to Junior and Senior Pre-med track students that are preparing for the MCAT. Sessions will be Wednesdays from 8-9 PM in PFA 209.

Admission Agreements

Ursinus College has multiple agreements that guarentee interview/admission for our graduates. You can explore those details below. 

Snapshot: Susie Zelaya Rivera ’20

Susie Zelaya Rivera ’19 is a Fellow of the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good. at Ursinus College. She plans to attend med school after Ursinus with a focus on providing proper healthcare to minority populations.

Innovation and Discovery Center
Health Professions
Advising Committee

Dr. Beth Bailey, Coordinator