Pre-professional Programs for Careers in Healthcare
Muskingum University has a long history of preparing students for successful careers in
healthcare, providing excellent preparation for students
seeking to enter professional schools in such areas as medicine,
dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, and occupational
As undergraduates at Muskingum, students will complete the requirements for an appropriate degree program (e.g., biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or neuroscience), the prerequisite course work for the appropriate graduate
or professional school, and staisfy all requirements of our core curriculum (General Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum).
The following links will help students pursuing advanced or professional degrees in the following fields:
At Muskingum, faculty advisors work closely with
students interested in the health professions, providing guidance and
Suggesting guidelines and timetables for
students to successfully complete prerequisite coursework and other
requirements relating to individual fields.
Advising students about extracurricular
activities desirable for admission to health professional schools, such as
community service, shadowing experience, research, internships, and
Sponsoring guest speakers such as alumni in the medical field, and research scientists.
Assisting students with preparation of their
professional school application materials, and advising them about
personal essays and interviews.
Application for admission into health
professional programs are made independently by each student, usually
early in the fall semester of the senior year. The student consults
with faculty members on the Pre-Health Committee at Muskingum about
his/her intention to apply, so that the committee can evaluate the credentials
of each student, formulate an overall letter of recommendation, and
serve as a point of contact between applicants and admissions offices
at the professional schools.
For further information, contact the coordinator of pre-professional healthcare studies:
Dr. Deepa Perera, Dept. of Chemistry
163 Stormont St.
New Concord, OH 43762
Other pre-professional healthcare faculty advisors are:
Dr. Brian Bergstrom, Dept. of Biology
Dr. Larry Normansell, Dept. of Psychology