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Pre Health Programs

Medicine has been described as both an art and a science.  The pre-health programs at UW-Parkside reflect this dual perspective.  Upon graduation you will be very well prepared as demonstrated by the high success rate of UW-Parkside graduates in admission to professional schools. This success is due in part to a well-developed program of advising, which includes course selection, admission test preparation, application assistance, and practice interviews.

Because of the intensely competitive nature of pre-health fields, students with 30 or more credits must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and above to be eligible for special advising.  Students with GPA's below 2.5 are counseled to re-evaluate their career plans and are referred to the academic department of their chosen major as well as the Career Center for advice. 

Students hoping to gain acceptance into professional health programs can pursue a major in any department/discipline throughout the university.

In depth course planning – including preparing a class by class, semester by semester schedule helping you plot out the courses you need for:

  • Graduation from any major 
  • Pre-requisites for the professional health program of your choice

Professional program preparation


  • Selecting schools to apply to
  • Actual help with your application
  • Personal statement development
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Free test preparation
  • Professional development
  • Shadowing and internship opportunities
  • Interview preparation


Over the past three years, we have averaged 90 separate internships in health professional sites in SE Wisconsin, nationally, and internationally for our pre-health students. This also averages out to over 22,000 hours of hands-on health care experience per year over the last three years.

RUSCH Program with UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health

Selected Parkside students begin the two-year RUSCH program with an extensive research experience in the summer of the first year on the campus of UW-Madison after which they will gain significant health care experiences, mentoring, and instruction focusing on the great need to provide health care to under-served populations where healthcare access and/or equity is a concern.

Articulation Agreement with Rosalind Franklin's School of Pharmacy

Students majoring in biological sciences at Parkside can apply to participate. This "3 + 4" program which allows students to save one year of their educational journey and receive special consideration regarding their academic pre-requisites to gain acceptance to the pharmacy school. Rosalind Franklin reserves up to ten (10) seats in their Pharm.D. program specifically for Parkside students.

More than $200,000 in UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships are awarded yearly. 

  • Your application for admission acts as your initial application for Parkside
    scholarships and grants.
  • Indicate your intended major on your application. 
  • Once admitted, we may request additional information via email. 
  • To be eligible, you must be admitted by February 1.

Learn more about UW-Parkside scholarship opportunities


Lisa Lee | 262-595-2327 | lisa.lee@uwp.edu   


Bryan Lewis  |  262-595-2330  |  lewisb@uwp.edu

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