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Pre-Health

Are the Health Professions for You?

How can you be certain the health professions are right for you? Start by considering the following:

Do you enjoy science?

Pre-Health students may major in any department of the College. However, you should have a strong interest in and aptitude for science. There are many laboratory science courses required for most types of health professions, and your grades in these are important. It is difficult to be accepted to health professional programs with science GPAs under 3.0.

Do you thrive at working with people?

Most careers in the health professions require you to work with people.  You need to be caring and compassionate, but you also need to be good at explaining difficult concepts to others at times of stress. 

Are you a good team player?

Most health professionals work closely with colleagues and staff.  A good working team will increase the chances of a good recovery for your patients, thus it is essential to the health professional school that you be a great team player. 

Types of health careers are varied!  Check out Explore Health Careers, founded and directed by our alum, Henryne Green Tobias 84.  Visit the Lake Forest College Career Advancement Center