For a student planning a career in a health field, the Careers in Health office offers valuable pre-professional 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 Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMED). 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.

Trine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program also reserves two seats in each entering class for qualified Kalamazoo College graduates.

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 Careers in Health & Medicine 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 Careers in Health (formerly Health Sciences) Office is located in the Dewing Hall, Suite 112H.