Pre-Health programming at Sewanee is dedicated to the education of each student in their unique path toward understanding the human condition. Learning through experiences in clinics, communities, and classrooms, our students are ready to be leaders in health care.

Why Pre-health at Sewanee?

The Office of Medical and Health Programs provides an environment that promotes student success both personally and professionally. Sewanee pre-health students are supported through a strong individualized advising experience that focuses on their path in medicine. Our students enjoy a supportive atmosphere with professional learning opportunities and unique leadership development programming. Sewanee pre-health students utilize these amazing resources to gain the skills to be leaders in medicine capable of handling the complex health care system with confidence and compassion.

Pre-Health Programs

The Office of Medical and Health Programs at Sewanee offers the tools you need to build on a superior liberal arts education while preparing you for a successful career in health care. We successfully support students' interest in the full range of pre-health paths. Check out the programs we offer!

Pre-Medical Honors Program

The Hippocrates Fellows program is for incoming first-year pre-medical students who are 100% committed to the path of medicine and want to be challenged with a rigorous curriculum, while also engaging in opportunities to hone their leadership skills.

Pre-Health Advising

We help create the health care professionals you want to see. Our program offers a multiple orientations that introduces students to advisors and career opportunities. Students have access to free tutoring, course planning, leadership development programming and fellowship events—all with the help of the pre-health advising office.

Student Engagement & Health Societies

Sewanee has a unique, supportive pre-health culture with student societies at the core. Our pre-health societies are students run with strong advisor support that focuses on leadership training and professional development.

Leadership Opportunities

To provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in health care fields, pre-health courses are often extremely rigorous. The Office of Medical and Health Programs provides both leadership development opportunities for students interested in tutoring and one-on-one peer tutoring for students seeking tutoring. All peer tutors have not only succeeded in the courses in which they tutor, but they have also been shown to be good teachers and mentors.

Pre-Health Internships

Whether your interest lies in research, clinical experience, or outreach, we have an internship for you. These clinical internships are a great way to explore a career as a medical doctor, physician assistant, or nurse. There are also many opportunities for students to shadow local pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, and veterinarians.

After Sewanee

Not only are Sewanee alumni succeeding as medical professionals, they're coming back to interact with us, to be a resource, and to tell us about their journey. Don't take our word for it—meet some graduates who were part of our pre-health program. See what they have to say!

A sampling of pre-health courses

Meet some pre-health advisors