Westminster College provides guidance and education for students interested in healthcare careers. Students who plan to attend medical or other professional school in the health sciences pursue a standard disciplinary or interdisciplinary major, along with challenging electives outside the major. Students interested in medicine often major in major in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, or physics. Professional schools seek students who are broadly educated in the liberal arts with strong critical-thinking and communication skills. These skills are nurtured and developed at Westminster, which has resulted in an 85 percent acceptance rate for students applying into professional schools over the last six years. The curriculum effectively educates through in-depth study, applied use of technology, and experiential learning. Recognizing that each career goal requires a different academic path, each student receives individual attention. Students are advised by The Medical Advisory Committee (Med-Pac). This guidance begins early on so students can make decisions about their academic course of study as it connects to career goals. Med-Pac invites guest speakers, helps with letters of recommendation, and serves as an overall support network for students pursuing health sciences post-degree study.
Imagine yourself as a medical doctor, clinical researcher, general practitioner, a surgeon, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, a dentist, a physician assistant, an optometrist, a podiatrist, or a veterinarian.