“Pre-Health” refers to students interested in any health profession, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and more. At WPI, Pre-Health is not a major. We encourage you to choose a major that you are passionate about and take Pre-Health courses alongside your degree requirements. There are no “required” courses for Pre-Health students. Instead, you will work with a Pre-Health Advisor to create an individualized plan that will allow you to complete your major requirements while also fulfilling the appropriate prerequisites for your desired professional program.
The WPI Advantage
At WPI you will be immersed in a project-based learning environment. Through your three required projects (Humanities & Arts Requirement, Interactive Qualifying Project, and Major Qualifying Project), you will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience, work as part of a team, and build a resume that is both impressive and unique.
Special Connections with Health Professions Programs
WPI’s location is ideal for aspiring medical professionals. The concentration of medical companies and institutions in and around Worcester affords students a wealth of opportunities for academic projects, co-ops, internships, volunteer and community service opportunities, and other means to get practical, clinical experience and exposure to health professions. Additionally, WPI has special agreements with several health professions programs that give our students an advantage in the application process:
- Early Acceptance program at Tufts Veterinary School
- Early Acceptance program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Assured acceptance to health professions programs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).
Each of the above programs has specific criteria that students must meet in order to take advantage of these opportunities. For more details about these programs please contact Pre-Health Advisor Elizabeth Jacoby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Are They Now?
WPI alumni have an excellent record of gaining acceptance into medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions programs. Below are just a few of the medical, dental, and veterinary schools where WPI students have gained acceptance:
- Boston University
- Dartmouth College
- University of Massachusetts
- Northwestern University
- University of New England
- University of California San Francisco
- University of Connecticut
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Tufts University
- Howard University
- Cornell University
- Penn State
- University of Tennessee
- Eastern Virginia Medical College
- University of Toledo