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Pre-Health Studies

For more than five decades, Lipscomb has been among the top schools for premedical preparation in the region.

But that really should not be surprising in view of the fact that our founding principles — compassion, intelligence, maturity, judgment and commitment to people — are those of the Great Physician and are the very qualities so necessary for a successful career in health care.

The majority of our pre-med graduates (the largest segment of our alumni in the sciences and pre-health sciences) have gone on to outstanding schools of their choosing.  While here, they have been mentored by a council of well-informed professionals who have guided their education and preparation.  Those of us who work in this area walk with students to be sure they are heading in the direction they want — and are prepared when they get there.

Student in lab

Helping you get on track with the right courses.

Pre-health studies here encompasses much more than just medicine. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry or some other health care field, our Health Professions Advisory Office (HPAO) is the perfect place to begin. Located in Ward Hall, Room 327/330, the office is "home base" for all students interested in pursuing a premedical or other pre-health care college track.

We understand you have a lot of questions. That's why our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) members, comprised of knowledgeable and well-respected professionals and educators in their fields, are on hand to assist you with every step of planning. Even if you're not sure at first of your plans, the committee is available to discuss ideas and goals and help you select a track that best reflects who you are and who you want to be.

During the year of your application to professional school, members of this committee will interview you in order to prepare a letter of recommendation. So, it is helpful for us to begin getting acquainted with you as soon as possible. Please register with our office early in your first semester.

Common Questions

When you're ready to learn more.

To find out more about us or if you have specific questions about planning your undergraduate program, contact us at:

615.966.7147 or 615.966.5701.

Email should be directed to Janet Hudson, Administrative Assistant in the Health Professions Advisory Office at janet.hudson [at]