Pre-Health Programs

Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, will help prepare you for success in medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary science and other health profession schools. Our broad curriculum exposes you to new ideas and builds your communication skills—a must for success in graduate schools.

 Transy gave me a leg up relative to the other applicants. It got me out of my comfort zone and broadened my horizons. 

Nash Laungani ’15
Cralle Fellowship Recipient
University of Kentucky
College of Dentistry

While at Transy, you’ll work closely with our health professions advisors, who suggest classes to take and preparations needed to succeed on health college admission tests. Our advisors are practicing faculty members with Ph.Ds in their fields and can connect you with a variety of research opportunities.

 A solid background in the sciences is critical for a career in medicine and other health fields, but our students are free to select any major. You’ll still be able to take all the typical medical school prerequisites like biology, organic chemistry, physics and biochemistry.

 Approximately 90 percent of the students we recommend to health profession schools are accepted, compared with a national acceptance rate of about 50 percent.

Opportunities in the Program

Pre-Health Club
Phi Delta Epsilon honorary society
Volunteering at hospitals or clinics
Shadowing health professionals
Interview skills, practice interviews
Resume preparation help
Support with written statements

Possible Career Options

Medical doctor
Physician Assistant

Where Our Graduates Have Studied

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Baylor University
Emory University
Lincoln Memorial University
Johns Hopkins University
Mayo Clinic
Medical School of Virginia
Stanford University
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
Tulane University
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Vanderbilt University
Washington University in St. Louis


Eva Csuhai, Chief Advisor & Professor of Chemistry

Robin Prichard, Pre-Health Coordinator, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Phone: (859) 281-3687

Brown Science Center 209
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY

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