Pre-Health Professional Areas of Study

Hands-on Experiences in Health

Pre-health powerhouse. This is the reality of Washington College’s pre-health professional areas of study, which prepare undergraduates for careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and related health fields.

Because our programs are based in the liberal arts, and our focus is on small classes, personal attention, and hands-on learning, we are able to consistently tell the remarkable stories of our students who go on to successful careers in every sector of health care. We closely mentor each student through the rigorous curriculum, preparation, and application processes needed to succeed in the medical fields, and we graduate students who can problem-solve, think on their feet, and communicate clearly.

  • Bob Libera ’15, a chemistry major and varsity soccer player, has landed a job offer from the chief of vascular medicine ...

    At a recent medical conference for vascular surgeons in New Jersey, the research presentation given by a Washington College undergraduate beat out the competition from medical residents and medical fellows vying for the Robert Hobson II, M.D. Award.

  • Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 at work at the International HIV/STD section of the Laboratory of Imminoregulation, part of the ...

    Co-author on a new paper about Lyme disease, Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 is seeing some of the fruits of her internship, while an undergrad at Washington College, with an international leader on the illness.


Related health professions including physical therapy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and occupational therapist are quickly growing in popularity among college students seeking participation in dynamic, emerging disciplines in medical care.

We offer assistance in course selection, internships and job-shadowing opportunities, and application preparation in these related pre-professional programs.

  • Tyler Brice ’13 is a rescue technician flying out of Easton for the State Police Aviation Command.

    Just over a year after graduating from Washington College, Tyler Brice ’13 is loving his new job as a rescue technician for the Maryland State Police’s Aviation Command.

  • Ernie Eckenrode, left, celebrates a win with the WC Trap and Skeet Club.
    For Ernie Eckenrode ’17, the importance of getting to work as soon as possible helped guide him down his career path.
  • Jim Kielek ’09 on the job as a physician assistant.
    Initially studying in the premedical program at Washington College, Jim Kielek ’09 decided by his junior year to focus instead on becoming a physician assistant.
  • Gabrielle Dejuliis, left with fellow WC graduate Alex Levy.
    Gabrielle Dejuliis ’15 found her career focus as a Physical Therapist after experiencing an injury as a freshman.