Preparing for your health career

The health career path is an exciting and challenging one—and Earlham is exceptionally equipped to guide you. We’re proud of the pre-health students at Earlham.

These broadly trained individuals with cooperative learning skills gained through the liberal arts are the kinds of persons that professional schools are seeking.Earlham provides an education with breadth, depth and a host of hands-on learning opportunities that most colleges cannot offer. We also create space for students to delve into moral and ethical issues that inform the decisions healthcare professionals make every day.

There is no “correct” academic major for students interested in a healthcare career. While some Earlham students choose a major in the sciences, many academic majors are represented among our students in pre-health studies. The key is to begin planning early during your time at Earlham.

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Health Careers Advisory Committee

If you are interested in a career in a health profession, these faculty and staff will help you choose a four-year plan that supports your interests and career goals and introduce you to the resources available through the Center for Global Health. For information, please contact the Director of the CGH. This should be done as early as possible in your academic career.

Committee members

Explore career options

Compare updated, peer-reviewed career descriptions to find a health profession that suits you

Health career pathways

At Earlham you can choose from among a variety of health career pathways. With both curricular and cocurricular components, these flexible four-year plans can be adapted to fit into your program of study in the major of your choice.

As a student in any of these pathways, you will build a strong portfolio and become a competitive applicant for the health profession school of your choice. Explore each academic plan in detail and learn about Earlham alumni in each field who have distinguished themselves in careers of service to others.

  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Forensic Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Athletic Training
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.