Lawrence has a committee of faculty advisors dedicated to helping students prepare for careers in healthcare and medicine. We highlight two features of pre-medical preparation here at Lawrence:
- Lawrence students have high success rates at entering medical careers (between 2/3 and 3/4 of students applying to medical schools in a given year are offered admission, for example; in some years, every Lawrence applicant has been admitted).
- Because medical schools value students who major in field in the liberal arts, Lawrence does not offer a pre-medical major.
The Health Careers Advisory Committee believes that these two features are correlated: students who are passionate about their fields of study (whether in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences or fine arts) are more compelling candidates than students narrowly focused on preparing for medical study.
Recent Lawrence graduates have gone on to:
- Medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin, Rush, Loyola, the University of Chicago, Jefferson, Tulane, the University of Minnesota and Mayo;
- Schools of osteopathic medicine such as Des Moines, Arizona and the University of New England;
- Schools of dentistry such as Marquette, the University of Iowa, the University of Louisville and the University of Minnesota;
- Schools of nursing, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy, optometry, among others.
If you have questions regarding preparation for a career in healthcare, whether you are a senior, freshman or prospective student, please talk with one of the members of the Health Careers Advisory Committee, Prof: Ansfield (psychology), Prof. Debbert (chemistry, pharmacy), Prof. De Stasio (biology, public health), Prof. Maravolo (biology), Prof. Martin (physics, dentistry), or Prof. Wall (biology, allied health and veterinary).
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