Pre-Health Professions

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health field? W&J’s Pre-Health Professions program, available to students in any major, is designed for students who plan to attend a health professional school following graduation from W&J. W&J graduates have attended schools for allopathic, osteopathic, and veterinary medicine; pharmacy; dentistry; podiatry; optometry; physician assistant; physical therapy and occupational therapy.

We offer students on-campus resources, including the Pre-Health Library stocked with medical reference books, reference books about different health professions, and information about schools.

Support from the College doesn’t stop once you’ve achieved your bachelor’s degree. W&J has agreements regarding admission of qualified students to the Temple University School of Medicine; the Chatham University School of Physical Therapy; the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University; and the Chatham University Physician Assistant Studies Program.

The Pre-Health Professions program is overseen by the departments of Biology and Chemistry, with assistance from related departments. Additional program information is available in the College Catalog.

Pre-Health Professions Faculty

Thomas Contreras portrait

Biology Department Chair

Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D. is an associate Professor of Biology and is Chair of the Biology Department at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Chemistry Department Chair

Jennifer Logan Bayline, Ph.D.

Jennifer Logan Bayline, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Mark Harris, Ph.D. portrait

Pre-Health Professions Program Chair

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and is the Chair of the Pre-Health Professions Program.

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Pre-Health Professions Program Downloads

Pre-Health Handbook

Version: 2020-2021

Pre-Health Program Sheet

Version: 2019