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The medical school acceptance rate of Lake Forest graduates is roughly 85%, two times the national average. Graduates of our Pre-Health programs go on to advanced study at top programs including Columbia University, Stanford University, Northwestern University, and the University of California San Diego. 

  • Alina Konnikova ‘11 listens for a child’s lung clarity while volunteering in Costa Rica
    Alina Konnikova ‘11 listens for a child’s lung clarity while volunteering in Costa Rica

Advising for Pre-Health students is designed for all majors – but students most often major in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, Physics, or Mathematics. Pre-Health Advising assists students who are interested in entering programs in the health professions, including medical and dental school, nursing school, pharmacy school, physical therapy training.

Goals of Pre-Health Advising are to:

  • advise appropriate course selection and sequence of courses
  • aid in assessing student’s progress toward professional school goals
  • provide information about professional school requirements and admission criteria
  • assist students in selecting schools and in the application process, including writing a cover or committee letter
  • provide information and assistance regarding standardized tests


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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/815-"><img src="/live/image/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/29844_indoor_soccer.rev.1449867758.jpg" alt="Michael Peters ’17" title="Michael Peters ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/29844_indoor_soccer.rev.1449867758.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/29844_indoor_soccer.rev.1449867758.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The relationships that I have built while at Lake Forest College are <em>irreplaceable.</em>”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/815-">Michael is a Midwest Conference All-Academic Athlete and loves spending time on the indoor soccer turf.</a>