For a student planning a career in a health field, the Health Sciences Program offers valuable preprofessional advising. The core pre-professional curriculum includes biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. The remainder of the program consists of a selection from several course sequences designed to meet the admissions requirements of specific professional schools.
Kalamazoo College has established a preferred partnership with WMED (Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine). Kalamazoo College students meeting pre-established criteria are eligible to apply early in their junior year for WMEDStart, an admission program that does not require the MCAT for admission.
Pre-professional sequences have been established for human, dental and veterinary medicine, podiatry, chiropractic, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, optometry, and pharmacy. Additional curricular sequences can be planned to meet additional pre-professional requirements.
The Health Sciences Program offers a multidisciplinary Community and Global Health Concentration.
The Program Director, with the assistance of the Health Sciences Advisory Committee, also provides academic advising and resources to all students interested in the health professions. This includes close supervision and guidance during the professional school application process during the junior and senior years.
The Health Sciences Office is located in the Dow Science Center, Room 114. Office hours for drop in visits during the academic year are Tuesdays, 9-11 AM and Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 PM. Other times are available by appointment.