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The Office of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions

The Office of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions helps prepare students for a career in holistic healthcare. Our faculty and staff will help you identify the best career in healthcare that aligns with your interests and skills. We will work side by side with you as you navigate opportunities at Marian that best align with your future career goals.

While at Marian, we will support you through a major and minor of your choice and a general education curriculum guided by faith, reason, and ethics. The knowledge and experiences you'll acquire by working with us will help you prepare for successful admission to competitive professional schools nationwide. Our dedicated team strives to educate transformative leaders for service to the world by preparing students for careers in healthcare.

Why Choose Marian?

Admission to medical schools and professional programs is often highly competitive. Through our HealthCARE Framework, we will support you as you navigate the challenging path to a successful career in healthcare. In the classroom, we will support your development as a well-rounded student through rigorous coursework rooted in a Franciscan, liberal arts tradition. Outside of the classroom, you will grow through extracurricular opportunities and experiences which will help you develop as a strong professional school applicant.

The Marian HealthCARE Framework

Core learning. You will be challenged through rigorous coursework in a major and minor field of your choosing. Through careful self-reflection and a dedicated pre-health seminar, you will be supported on your learning journey.

Advising. A dedicated pre-health advisor will assist you as you navigate your undergraduate experience. Engage in a community of pre-medical and medical school scholars available through the Marian University College of Osteopathic medicine.

Resources. On-campus workshops, a career services center, and a Personalized Learning Center will work with you for success. Take advantage of interview and exam prep opportunities!

Experiences. Paid research, on-campus leadership opportunities, internships in a thriving urban city, and study-abroad support will help you become a distinctive applicant.

Scholarship Opportunities

Saint Luke Pre-Medicine Pathways Scholarship: Outstanding high school students have the opportunity to apply for a dedicated pre-medicine and pre-health scholarship. This scholarship includes financial support in addition to opportunities through the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn more about the Saint Luke Scholarship.

Tom Wood Family Foundation Scholarship: A scholarship awarded to students that participated in the Marian University Healthcare Camp. This immersive, week-long summer camp provides high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors with exposure to a variety of careers in the healthcare and medical fields. Learn more about the Tom Wood Scholarship.

Commonly Pursued Majors

Students interested in a career in healthcare can select any major of their choice and are encouraged to explore a major they are passionate about! However, the pre-requisites for matriculation into healthcare programs are already embedded into some majors, including those listed below. If you opt for a major not listed, be sure to work with your pre-health advisor to ensure you meet pre-professional program pre-requisites during your undergraduate timeline.

College of Arts and Sciences
Exercise and Sports Sciences

Want to Know More?

Trisha Staab, Ph.D.
Director of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions
(317) 955-6544
stlukes@marian.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264
admissions@marian.edu

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