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Health Professions

Students interested in becoming doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, or therapists should pursue this pre-medicine pathway at Willamette.

Compassion. Curiosity. Dedication. These values have driven generations of researchers, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, vets, therapists and other healthcare professionals to choose Willamette as the place where they begin diverse careers in health and medicine.

Pursing a degree at Willamette will give you unmatched opportunities to work on undergraduate research with leading scholars and teachers committed to your professional development. As part of Willamette's liberal arts curriculum, you'll develop communication skills, cultural competencies and the broad perspective needed to be an effective practitioner.

Health Career Professions

Interested a healthcare profession treating patients directly or advancing medical science through research? Willamette's robust co-curricular advising program will provide you the support you need to prepare for a wide variety of careers in the health professions. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty advisors from different academic disciplines. Advisors will help you chart an individualized academic path to achieve your goals. They will help you find supporting experiences outside the classroom to gain experience.

Featured Alumni

Health Professions

Anna Ayala '19

  • Designed a customized anesthetic at Oregon Health & Science University
  • Co-authored a study that published in a neuroscience journal
  • Collaborated with Professor of Chemistry Sarah Kirk to develop local anesthetics for surgery patients
Health Professions

Victoria black Horse '13

  • Enrolled citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
  • Mentored Native American students and worked on a nearby reservation assisting a family medicine physician
  • Former president of what is now the Native and Indigenous Student Union
Willamette University

Health Professions

Willamette University
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.