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Haverford College

Pre-Health Advising

Welcome to Pre-Health at Haverford

The Pre-Health Office serves Haverford students and alumni who are interested in the health professions, including medicine, osteopathy, public health, dentistry, nursing, podiatry, physical therapy and more.

At Haverford College students can develop a particularly strong foundation for careers in these professions because of our academic excellence, opportunities for research and service, and humanistic Quaker values.  In addition, given our convenient location outside of the city of Philadelphia, our students take advantage of numerous opportunities to volunteer and work in hospitals, clinics, and research facilities in the area. Haverford alumni have distinguished themselves as physicians in all areas of medicine and dentistry, as leaders in public health, and in satisfying practices as nurse practitioners, nutritionists, genetic counselors, physical therapists, and other health programs.

Our office provides guidance and support to our students as they plan their pre health curriculum and extra curricular activities. We help them think through their schedules to fulfill admissions' prerequisites for medical schools and other programs in the health sciences; plan for summer and extracurricular activities; and strategize for when and how they will apply to medical or other health professions schools.

Our acceptance rate to medical schools, specifically, is substantially higher than national acceptance rates and compares to those of peer institutions and Ivy League schools. In 2013, the average GPA of our accepted candidates to medical school was a 3.57, and average MCAT score was 31.45. Haverfordians are currently attending leading medical schools throughout the country.

The College now offers a Health Studies minor.


Hours & Location

The Office of Pre-Health Advising is located in Chase Hall 208.

Jodi is available for individual appointments throughout the academic year and the summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; please email her directly to schedule an individual appointment. She also has open office hours on Monday afternoons during the academic year. For students and alumnae who are away from campus, telephone appointments can also be arranged.

Open Office Hours for the 2014 Fall Semester will take place on Mondays from 3:00-5:00 pm. No appointment is needed for these open office hours; feel free to just drop in. If you want to talk about anything that you think will take more than 10 minutes to discuss, please schedule an individual appointment instead.

Cheryl Mathes can be reached from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.



Pre-Health Society

The Pre-Health Society is a student organization which reaches out to Haverford students interested in pursuing careers in the health field. They inform students of resources available, plan community service activities, provide network opportunities, and much more.

If you are interested in the Pre-Health Society, contact Stephanie Kahn. Also, check out the Society's cool student handbook, chock full of information about health related courses, opportunities, and events!

Upcoming Pre-Health Events

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


Monday, September 8th, 2014


Monday, September 15th, 2014


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