Pre-Professional Health Programs

At George Fox, we’re committed to the training of health professionals by offering an education that emphasizes both empathy and academic rigor. Students who wish to pursue a career in the health professions usually major in biology or biochemistry.

George Fox offers all of the science and mathematics courses required by the majority of professional schools. In most cases, our majors satisfy prerequisites for the following:

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Research and Job Shadowing

As part of our commitment to prepare you for your health profession of choice, we offer opportunities for undergraduate research and clinical job shadowing. Many of our students have been involved in research both here at George Fox and at Oregon Health & Science University.

Successful Track Record

One of the best indicators of the strength of a program is the success of its graduates. Our graduates have been admitted to professional health programs at a number of schools, including:

  • Loma Linda University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Oregon
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Washington
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Michigan State University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Portland State University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Washington State University

Since admission to health profession schools is highly competitive, it’s essential you become informed and obtain advising from the science faculty.

What We Offer

The biology and biochemistry faculty can assist you as you plan your college curriculum. They can also aid you with your application and admission requirements, such as course requirements, MCAT tests, mock interviews, research and internships.

Our department also offers seminars and sessions with practicing health professionals. It is imperative that you attend these information sessions.

What Is Expected of You

Students should be aware that, in addition to meeting the minimal entrance requirements into medical or dental school, good grades (3.5 or above) and a strong performance on the national admissions tests (MCAT, DAT, or GRE) are essential.

Also necessary for admission are letters of recommendation and an interview with the professional school’s admissions committee. It’s also beneficial to have clinical and/or research experience.