HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Director: Amber C. Noguchi, Ph.D.


Program Overview and Objectives

The Undergraduate Research and Pre-Professional Program is dedicated to helping students seek academic and enrichment opportunities to enhance their educational experience in preparation for their career.

Our pre-health program assists students in preparing their application to health related professional schools, such as medical and dental schools as well as the allied health sciences including physical therapy, physician assistant practice and occupational therapy. We provide students with information and advising about health careers that they may wish to pursue after graduation, guidance for planning their academic and professional timeline, and expertise to strengthen their applications to their desired program of study. Chaminade currently holds articulation agreements with 23 health professions programs, including medicine (allopathic, osteopathic, and podiatric medicine), dentistry, physical therapy, audiology, optometry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant practice. These programs reserve seats for qualified Chaminade students.

Our office also provides a variety of services for students interested in pursuing careers including, but not limited to, the health professions, research, business, and law, regardless of their major. Services include: advising, personal statement and application review, test preparation, assistance with summer programs, guest speaker presentations, professional development seminars, community service activities, and identifying internship, shadowing, and research opportunities.

Program Components

The pre-health program includes both course work and additional activities to prepare students for a career in the healthcare field. Students may choose to enroll in HP190, Health Professions Seminar I, and HP390, Advanced Topics in Health Professions Preparation. Completion of HP190 and HP390 are requirements for select articulation agreements.