Pre-Med and Health Sciences

Each year, first-year students begin their studies toward careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, pharmacy, nursing, chiropractic medicine, or sports medicine.

Medical schools and other health professional schools have numerous entrance requirements.They seek candidates possessing: a specific and diverse academic background, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, a sincere commitment to a health career, leadership abilities, adequate performance on standardized tests, completion of long application forms, and submission of several letters of recommendation.

Ripon College is ideally suited to prepare you for these requirements. Our pedagogy, stressing hands-on learning, will hone your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. We also stress oral and written communication skills across our curriculum. Ripon’s small size allows our faculty to get to know our students, permitting them to write strong letters of recommendation.