Pre-Health Information

Are you considering applying to medical school or a professional health program after graduation? You may complete your pre-health science requirements as a part of, or in addition to, the requirements of your academic major. For example, you’ll complete courses for your major and the core curriculum, as well as specific coursework required or recommended by medical schools. While most pre-health students major in biology or biochemistry, it is not necessary to do so. It is important that you choose a major that reflects your particular interests, abilities, and strengths.

Pre-Professional Health Committee

The Pre-Professional Health Committee (PPHC) guides students as they pursue entrance into professional health programs, such as those in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine, and podiatry. In addition, the committee may provide letters of recommendation for enrollment in professional programs. While the PPHC is an optional service, it is in the student's best interest to take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions, contact:


Dr. Mary Jane Niles
Professor, Biology
Chair, PPHC and Chief Health Professions Advisor
(415) 422-2354
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