Pre-Health Professions at UNA
So, you want to be a doctor? dentist? physical therapist? pharmacist? or other healthcare professional? Great! You can certainly become a competitive applicant at UNA and attend one of these professional schools. The first thing you need to know is that you can major in any discipline and matriculate to a health professions school. Choose a major that you like and will like spending many hours studying.
All health professions schools evaluate candidates on their academic record, volunteer experiences, shadowing experiences, and scores on the appropriate standardized tests. Each student's journey to be a competitive candidate is unique. UNA has a Pre-Health Professions Advisor who can help you on your journey.
We currently have students at UAB School of Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Georgia, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, SC, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus, UAB School of Dentistry, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and a number of students in pharmacy school at McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Belmont University, and Union University. In addition, we have students in Auburn's School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Mississippi College of Veterinary Medicine and at Mississippi College in the PA program.
When you come to UNA, your classes will prepare you for the academic rigors of a health professions school. The science courses you will take will be hard and challenging, but that is to be expected! This journey you are embarking on is a difficult one, but many students have traveled this road before you. Many will follow you!
One of the most important first steps for you is to read Pre-Health Essentials at UNA. This document tells you what you must do to become a competitive applicant. Click here to download.
Want to talk with the Pre-Health Professions Advisor? Schedule an appointment using this link.Pre-Health Peer Mentors are also available to assist you and answer any questions. Click here to see who they are and what their schedules are.