Hamline News

April 12, 2010

Hamline’s pre-health program guides students to a successful career in the medical field

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For students interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, dentist, physical therapist, or pharmacist, Hamline’s pre-health program provides a clear path to success.

“The pre-health advising program encompasses all of the medically related professions,” Associate Dean Pres Martin said. “Students who want a job in the medical field get one-on-one advising in the specific course work they need and help in the application process.”

Students have an advisor for their major, generally biology or chemistry, and a separate advisor in pre-health. Besides individual attention from those faculty members, Hamline students have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with their professors.

“I think the small class sizes were really critical in helping me get into medical school,” said Andrea Paulson, a 2006 Hamline graduate. “I was able to get letters of recommendation that spoke specifically about me and what I did in classes and by professors who knew me and knew my work.”

Students also have the opportunity to prove their merit through undergraduate research. The quality of those projects is so high that Hamline students are often invited to present their research at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

To see and hear more about the pre-health program from students, alumni, and faculty, click here