The Pre-Health Professions Program equips and encourages students interested in pursuing acceptance at professional school and a career in the health professions.
Students typically apply to the Pre-Health Professions Program in the spring of their sophomore year. Students must submit an application with application fee and be interviewed by the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Upon acceptance, students follow a customized timetable, to fulfill necessary requirements throughout the process of preparing for and applying to professional school. Students are given feedback on their personal strengths and growth opportunities, and suggestions asto how they may enhance their chances for admission to professional school.
The program reinforces the students academically by providing information and advice on coursework, study habits, and preparatory methods for standardized tests (e.g. MCATs, DATs, GREs). Practical preparation comes in the refinement of interview skills and personal statements and a job shadowing assignment with a healthcare professional.
Approximately 75-85% of students who complete the Pre-Health Professions Program at JBU are accepted to professional school. The success rate approaches 100% upon reapplication during the following year.