There are multiple paths to medical school (or any other health professional program, for that matter)…

…which is why our highly personalized approach at Lawrence can give you a real advantage. Our pre-health advisory committee (5 professors and a staff member) will work with you one-on-one to craft a curriculum that incorporates medical school requirements while meeting your academic and co-curricular interests—participating in off-campus programs, gaining relevant experience in health care delivery, facilitating service experiences, gaining research experience, and more. The committee sponsors programs and workshops for pre-health students—including speakers, physician shadowing, and a retreat with alumni physicians at Bjorklunden campus in Door County, Wisconsin.

Life After Lawrence

Lawrentians can earn advanced degrees as...

Cardiologists, family medicine physicians, internists, OB/Gyn, neurosurgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, pharmaceutical researchers, oncologists, medical researchers, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, genetic counselors, veterinarians, public health directors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, occupational therapists, and nurses.

At places like...

Medicine: Johns Hopkins (MD and MD/MPH), Mayo (MD and MD/PhD), Ohio State, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Rush University, University of Colorado, Boston University, University of Minnesota, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, University of Washington, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dentistry: Marquette University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, UNC-Chapel Hill

Genetic Counseling: Case Western, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Veterinary MD: Cornell University, University of Minnesota, Oregon State, University of Wisconsin

MS-Nursing: DePaul, George Mason University, Rush University, UC-SF, Vanderbilt, Yale

PharmD: Purdue, University of California-San Francisco, University of Michigan, University of South Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin

Public Health: Columbia University, Duke, Emory, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, UNC-Chapel Hill

Physician Assistant: Duke, George Washington, Marquette, Northwestern, SUNY, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Occupational Therapy: Boston University, Washington University, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin


Nhi Nguyen '13


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Nhi Nguyen '13

Registered nurse, Rush University Medical Center

Read more about Nhi.

Laura Knudsen '00

Laura Knudsen ’00

English and Biology, MD in Family Medicine

Read more about Laura.

Richard G. Fessler '74

Richard G. Fessler ’74

M.D., Ph.D. , Psychology and Education, MD and PhD, Neurosurgeon at Rush University Medical Center

Read more about Richard.

Do well at Lawrence, and you will do well in medical school.

More than 90% of our pre-med students who meet typical med school baseline metrics (e.g., 3.5 GPA, 80th percentile on the MCAT) get into medical school.

Study global or public health abroad.

Through our programs in Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Amsterdam, you can incorporate significant public and global health theory and practice by working on solutions to health problems.

Visit Off-Campus Programs for more pre-health study abroad opportunities.

Get certified as a nursing assistant while you prepare for medical school.

We partner with a local technical college twice a year to offer a 2-week CNA classroom and clinical training, which will enable you to get hands-on health care experience in an Appleton-area hospital or nursing home. (You can also volunteer or work as a CNA or emergency scribe at one of our three local hospitals.)

Tap into our alumni network of doctors.

Lawrence undergrads work in the labs of Lawrence physicians around the country, including human genetics work with a pediatric oncologist, and lung development in premature babies with a neonatology researcher. One of our alumni who is an award-winning teacher for Kaplan’s MCAT test prep program regularly speaks to our pre-med students, and we host a retreat for pre-med students with alumni physicians.

Develop leadership skills while participating in two great pre-med communities at Lawrence.

The American Medical Student Association meets to share tips, discuss readings, host speakers and panels on medically-related topics, and take field trips to nearby medical schools. GlobeMed partners with an NGO in India to work on public health issues, and sends two Lawrentians each summer to work there.

Build experience (and your portfolio) with internships or LU-RF.

We have funded internships in bioethics, as well as our Lawrence University Research Fellows program, an intensive summer or December research program in the labs of Lawrence professors.