Pre-Health Professions Advising

Roger Williams University offers individualized advising and guidance for students and alumni planning for a career in the health professions after they graduate. Most of these careers require a graduate degree and have rigorous and competitive standards for their applicants. Our Pre-Health program assists students throughout their undergraduate career and beyond, beginning with course selection and career exploration, continuing with support around gaining required clinical and extracurricular experience, and culminating with 1-1 support through the application process.

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What sets RWU Pre-Health apart from other programs?

Student in medical assistant's dress.With the growing need for knowledgeable, empathic healthcare providers, it has never been a better time to consider a career in the health professions. Whether you are interested in becoming a physician or physician assistant, a physical therapist or occupational therapist, or are still exploring your path, RWU Pre-Health is a community for you. At RWU you will benefit from 1-1 pre-health advising from both experienced faculty and the Director of the Pre-Health program from the moment you step on campus. That support continues through your time at RWU and beyond – many applicants nationwide will apply to these graduate programs after the completion of their bachelor’s degree, and alumni support is a key benefit of our program.

Key Components and Advantages of the RWU Pre-Health Professions Advising

  • A student examines a petri dish in a labEarn either a B.S. or a B.A. degree in a complementary field of study while completing requirements which prepare students for future graduate and professional programs in the health professions.
  • Benefit from dedicated advising to ensure that you complete all the necessary requirements for your chosen pre-health program.
  • Receive individualized, 1:1 support for career exploration and experiential learning (internships, co-ops, professional shadowing, research opportunities) in health-related fields through our Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).
  • Access faculty advisors with specializations in mental and behavioral health tailored for students interested in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Social Work.

Contact Us

Jon Albert
Director, Pre-Health Programs
Marine and Natural Sciences 220