Whether you want to be a doctor, vet, nurse, or dentist, with your goal as a beacon to light the way, you are ready to take the first step to a career in health care.

The best companions for your journey are experienced advisors who have helped students chart their own paths many times before. Our medical school acceptance rate is above the national average thanks to personalized advising, strong liberal arts academic work, and a variety of health-focused enrichment experiences, including healthcare-focused courses, medical shadowing, student organizations, and internships from public health to research. 

Daniel Toycen, wearing a navy blue vest, smiles at the camera.

Student Perspective

“[My classes taught me] how culture and health care intersect, and, being mindful of that, I am able to provide better care to the patients I do have. When I am out there in the field, I think back to lessons or discussions we had in class and I’m like, ‘Woah, this really applies here’.”

Daniel Toycen ’21
Appleton, Wisconsin


The Scholar Athlete | This is Lawrence

Senior Ceara Larson, Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary Major (Biology-Physics) and Viking Softball Catcher, combines her work in class and on the field to research the biomechanics of a softball swing.

The Health Care & Medical Professions (HMP) Career Community can assist your professional preparations. 

Faculty from a variety of scientific fields support pre-medical and pre-health students.

Several off-campus study programs support studying health beyond our borders.

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Kickstart your health care career

We partner with a local technical college twice a year to offer a 2-week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training, which will enable you to get hands-on health care experience in an Appleton-area hospital or nursing home.

Doctor standing in front of Theda Care hospital in Appleton, WI

All-star alumni partners help you find your way

Connect with alumni who were once in the same place you. Now practicing physicians and other medical practitioners, they are here to share their stories, open their labs for internships, and attend educational retreats with you to provide a variety of perspectives on health professions.

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Live the laboratory life

Hands-on research experience is waiting for you in the labs of Lawrence professors as part of our Lawrence University Research Fellows program, an intensive summer or December research program.

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Health Professions Outcomes

With a medical school acceptance rate over the national average, Lawrence students in the health professions advising program advance to future study for careers in medicine, dentistry, genetic counseling, nursing, pharmacy,  physical and occupational therapy, public health, veterinary medicine, and more.

Interested in the intersection of social and cultural issues in health? 

Can you picture yourself at Lawrence? Apply for admission.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Briggs Hall, to explore social science learning spaces.