Why Prepare for a Career in Health at Haverford College?

Known for its strength in the sciences and research, Haverford provides undergraduates with rich opportunities for mentoring relationships with faculty and for participation in cutting-edge research. Our students engage in a rich array of local, regional and international service experiences, and volunteer in clinical settings in the Philadelphia area and/or elsewhere. Haverford College’s proximity to the many hospitals, graduate schools and patient care programs in Philadelphia provides students with an unsurpassed variety of hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

Medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, nursing, public health and other schools look for applicants who have demonstrated academic aptitude in a rigorous undergraduate curriculum. Although a pre-health student does not have to choose a science major in order to enter the health professions, he or she does have to demonstrate mastery of the material covered in prerequisite science courses and take coursework in the social sciences and statistics. In addition, given the demanding nature of the health professions, successful applicants to health professions programs are typically well-rounded, mature, motivated, energetic, and intellectually and socially engaged individuals, with a capacity for intense hard work and discipline.

There are many campus organizations for students who are interested in health professions, including the Pre-Health Society and the Pre-Vet Society. Please explore the Student Activities website if you would like to learn more about these organizations.


Kaye Edwards

Kaye Edwards
Associate Professor of Independent College Programs