Pre-Professional Health Sciences 

PPHS Faculty Advisors include Dr. Cindy Bishop (Pre-Veterinary Science Advisor), Dr. Wade Grabow, Dr. Ben McFarland, Dr. Charlotte Pratt, and Dr. Derek Wood.

Over the last five years, SPU premed students have achieved an average acceptance rate into medical school of 90 percent — far exceeding the 39 percent national average. The Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPHS) program at Seattle Pacific University offers a specialized advising curriculum and individualized faculty advising that prepares students for acceptance into graduate-level professional health programs in the following programs:

  • Medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Physicians assistant
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

A career in the health sciences requires an extensive background in the sciences and a strong foundation in the liberal arts.

Our PPHS advising team will help you prepare a competitive application plan that includes strong academic preparation, clinical experiences and community engagement. Please visit the PPHS website for detailed information on this program.

Eaton Hall

PPHS advisors at SPU

Your pre-professional coordinator and faculty advisors attend annual meetings of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

They also meet with admissions counselors and deans from professional schools to ensure that you are competitive for these professional programs.