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.
Medical schools at which recent Ursinus graduates have been accepted include:
Acceptance rates vary from year to year, but on average:
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.