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Pre-Health Professions

UPDATE: Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2021 enrollment in INTR 496 Pre-Health Peer Mentors (1 cr. graded). Learn more about the course and submit your application .

The Pre-Health Professions Program at the University of Idaho serves as a resource for current students and alumni from all majors who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

"Pre-Health" is not a specific major or academic track. It is a personal and professional development path that students pursue alongside completion of their degree requirements. Our program assists students with prerequisite course sequencing, obtaining necessary clinical and shadowing experience, preparing to take professional school entrance exams, and guidance with the application and interview process.

Students who join the University of Idaho Pre-Health Professions Program are also encouraged to

  1. Meet with a pre-health professions advisor each semester
  2. Regularly attend Pre-Health Professions Program events
  3. Take BIOL 151 Intro to Health Professions

Those interested in seeking higher achievement opportunities should join the Pre-Health Preparedness Initiative, which provides students with additional skills and experiences that will enhance their preparedness for health professions graduate programs. For more information, please contact

The University of Idaho does offer a minor in Pre-Health Professions Studies which includes coursework that most health professions schools will expect applicants to have completed prior to admission. Requirements do vary between programs; therefore, students should be certain to check specific requirements at their schools of most interest.

Join the Pre-Health Professions Program to begin your path to a successful career in healthcare.

Pre-Health Professions Program

Physical Address:

Vandal Success Center
Idaho Student Union Building, 3rd floor

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: 208-885-5809