Opportunities in the program:
Phi Delta Epsilon (honorary society)
Volunteering at hospitals and clinics
Shadowing health professionals
Possible career options:
Some of the medical schools our graduates have attended:
Auburn University College of
Johns Hopkins University
Medical College of Virginia
Texas A&M College of
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Washington University in St. Louis
Transylvania has a long history of training students for careers in healthcare fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy (see Study Programs for specific information on each field). Our liberal arts curriculum allows students to fulfill their pre-health requirements while still pursuing other interests, often making them stronger candidates for their breadth in training. The emphasis on a broad curriculum exposes students to new ideas, encourages clear thinking, and sharpens reading comprehension—a must for success in health profession schools.
The Pre-health Advisory Committee serves to guide students as they navigate their career options, course schedules, extracurricular activities, and, finally, the application process to their chosen professional program. Students wishing to obtain a letter of recommendation from the Committee will interview during winter term before their application is due. The final recommendation is based on the student's transcripts, resume, personal statement, interview, and personal interactions with faculty members.
Individual feedback is provded to help students better their interview skills and overall application. Approximately 90 percent of students recommended by the Transylvania Pre-Health Advisory Committee are accepted to health profession schools.