Pre-Professional Health Sciences Resources

On this page, you will find resources for a variety of professions in the health sciences. These resources include career information, application portals, and links to standardized tests. Please be aware that not all graduate programs participate in application portals, or may have different testing requirements. Therefore, it is important that you check the admission requirements of each school to which you intend to apply.


Genetic Counseling

Medicine (allopathic)

Medicine (osteopathic)

Medicine (podiatric)

Occupational Therapy



Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Public Health

Veterinary Medicine

General Career Resources

Job Shadowing and Volunteer Work

Summer Enrichment and Internship Opportunities

  • Summer Health Professions Education Program - this program, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI), is a 6 week program for underrepresented and disadvantaged freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions. Students receive a stipend, along with travel expenses and room & board. See their flyer for more information. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
  • See the Research Internships page on the Biology dept. website for additional opportunities.

Test preparation services

Biology Career

What Can You Do With a Degree in Biology?

From analytical chemist to zoologist, many career paths are possible with a degree in Biology.

Med School Acceptance Rates

Over the last five years, SPU premed students have achieved an average acceptance rate into medical school of 90 percent — far exceeding the 50 percent national average.

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Faith, science, and mentorship came together for SPU biochemistry student Dylan Marashi and Dr. Max Hunter. 

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