Pre-Professional Health

Program Features

The Pre-Professional Health program at Xavier prepares students for acceptance into medical, dental, veterinary or other graduate health professions programs. Students are advised to declare a major that they perform well in but that also prepares them for their respective choice of graduate school program. Xavier provides the solid support and personal attention students need, from academic advising and peer mentoring to MCAT preparation.

Curriculum

First Year

  • Explore health careers
  • Visit your pre-professional advisor
  • Join the Xavier Pre-Med Society Club

Sophomore Year

  • Research admittance requirements for medical school
  • Plan your MCAT preparation schedule
  • Participate in research

Junior Year

  • Mock interview with the Health Sciences Committee
  • Take the MCAT
  • Submit medical school applications

Senior Year

  • Gather your letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the medical schools
  • Decide which school to attend

Clubs

Pre-Med Student Association

The Pre-Med Student Association is a club for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The club works to unite, educate and empower future health professionals by bringing in speakers and providing information about careers and insight from upperclassmen. There is also a Pre-Dental Society for students planning a career in dentistry.

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Outcomes

99% of students from Xavier's health-related majors, including Pre-Professional Health, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Physician, Registered Nurse, Radiologic Technologist, Medical Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Patient Representative

Top Companies: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital, Mercy Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, TriHealth, Anthem

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Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

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Under the guidance of a pre-professional health advisor and a Health Sciences Committee of science faculty, students get help with course selection, time management tips, information on individual medical schools, MCAT preparation advice, letters of recommendation and mock admission interviews as they prepare for admission to medical, dental and other professional graduate health programs.


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Holistic Care

During their four years at Xavier, students learn that a patient is more than a medical diagnosis through a holistic approach to health care that focuses on a patient's overall health and wellness.


After Graduation

Xavier graduates practice in a range of fields of medicine, professional health care and other related careers. They go on to study at prestigious health schools like Boston University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University, Duke University and Northwestern University.


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Xavier on the Front Lines of COVID-19

They’re in hospitals, clinics and offices in greater Cincinnati and places like Indianapolis, Chicago and Boston. They’re nurses and doctors, researchers, administrators and part-timers, responding as needed to the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re critical members of the Xavier family who are putting their lives on the line, testing and treating and caring for patients, losing some but healing most. Here are some of their stories.

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Pre-Professional Health Major at Xavier University

The Pre-Professional Health program at Xavier prepares students for acceptance into medical, dental, veterinary or other graduate health professions programs. Students are advised to declare a major that they perform well in but that also prepares them for their respective graduate school program. Xavier provides the solid support and personal attention students need, from academic advising to peer mentoring and MCAT preparation. For 2019, a record 92 percent of Xavier graduates who applied to medical school were accepted.

Xavier University’s College of Arts and Sciences challenges students to develop an integrated understanding of humanity, the world, and God by pursuing the questions raised in Xavier's core and departmental curricula. The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college at Xavier University. The college provides an excellent liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition that prepares students for careers, professional or graduate school, and life in a global society.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."