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Preparing you for the future

Pre-Health Professions

Preparing at St. Thomas for Graduate Health Programs

No matter what kind of health professional you aspire to be, we have faculty and staff dedicated to advising you throughout your undergraduate career. You will receive support in choosing courses, a major and co-curricular experiences based on your interests. You will also receive assistance with the process of applying to a graduate health program, along with individualized advising based on your goals.

In addition, we host a variety of events throughout the year focusing on the health professions, and we invite admissions representatives and community partners from an array of health professions to talk with students about their opportunities after graduating from St. Thomas.

Your Degree Options

Many of our students with interests in the health professions major in the natural sciences, but just as many, if not more, begin their professional training after majoring in the humanities or social sciences.

Start Planning

St. Thomas has over 150 majors and minors to choose from, so we recommend connecting with the Pre-Health Professions Advisor to start creating a plan.

Contact the Advisor

Choosing your pre-health professions track

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A St. Thomas student walks a volunteer through a physical exercise.
A physician assistant prepares surgical tools in a surgery room with a surgical team in the background.
A pharmacist injects a liquid sample into a plastic tube.
A veterinarian holds a medical device to the snout of a puppy as its owner holds it in their arms.
St. Thomas alumna Mary Grace Knoll works with a community member through an exercise.
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Oh, the places you’ll go

Where our graduates go from here

Our graduates have continued their training at many schools around the United States and internationally. Here are a few examples of where our graduates have continued their studies.

  • Creighton University
  • Des Moines University
  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • St. Catherine University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of St. Thomas- Morrison Family College of Health
  • University of Wisconsin

The Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Health Professions Advisory Committee is comprised of faculty from science, social science and humanities divisions, as well as staff from Academic Counseling. The committee provides an evaluation letter for students and recent alumni applying to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. The letter is based on the student’s academic and disciplinary record, recommendations from three St. Thomas faculty members and a panel interview with the applicant.

Sarah Heimovics
Associate Professor, Committee Chair
Biology and Neuroscience

Adam Korak
Assistant Professor
Health and Exercise Science
Jessica Siegel
Associate Professor
Psychology and Neuroscience

Thomas Marsh
Associate Professor

Roxanne Prichard
Psychology and Neuroscience

Fernando Sanchez
Assistant Professor

Paul Wojda
Associate Professor

Carolyn Zeiner
Assistant Professor

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Making a Difference

Students pursuing graduate training in the health professions are equipped with skills and knowledge that will help them lead successful careers. No matter what their path is, they will be ready to make an impact.

Contact Information

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to us to learn more.

Tel: 651-962-6304

Email: prehealth@stthomas.edu

Toll free: 800-328-6819, Ext. 2-6304

Mailing Address

University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue, Mail MHC 107
St. Paul, MN 55105

Campus Location

We are located in the Murray Herrick Center (MHC) in room 107. MHC is Building #7 on the campus map.