Careers in the Health Professions

Students interested in a career in the health professions should familiarize themselves with the pre-health section of the Career Services website and make contact with a pre-health advisor in Career Services early in their time at Penn.

Note that while certain science courses are required, students need not major in one of the natural sciences to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Moreover, if all the requirements are not satisfied as an undergraduate, it is possible to complete them by taking post-baccalaureate courses.

  • Medical School: Resources including course requirements, extracurricular activities and the application process.
  • Dental School: Information on the application process and links to professional sites of interest.
  • Veterinary School: Information about Penn's Veterinary School and links to professional sites of interest.
  • Career Services provides resources and information on other health professions.