Pre-Health Program

Pre-Health Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University has earned an outstanding reputation for preparing alumni for success in medicine and allied health fields.

86% medical school placement rate
Nearly nine out of 10 NWU students who take the MCAT exam are admitted to medical school.

3rd largest feeder to UNMC
NWU sends more students to the University of Nebraska Medical Center than every school except the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

239 alumni physicians practicing in Nebraska today
Another 197 practice outside Nebraska.

NWU offers these popular pre-professional areas of study in the health care field.

  • chiropractic medicine
  • dentistry
  • medical technology
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • pharmacy
  • physical therapy
  • physician assistant
  • podiatry
  • veterinary science

Professors in Nebraska Wesleyan’s pre-health committee provide you with the insights, resources, coaching and references you need to transition from your NWU bachelor’s degree to a professional degree in the health sciences.

As you progress toward graduation, the committee will help you prepare for the exams, forms, interviews and procedures involved in competing well for entrance into medical school or a related professional school.

To learn more about pre-professional study in a pre-health field at Nebraska Wesleyan University, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Cindy Marolf at cjm [at] (cjm[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu) or 402.465.2450.


Get Into Medical School

Nebraska Wesleyan has a 82% medical school acceptance rate. Sarah Hotovy ('12) explains why students at Nebraska Wesleyan are so successful. Currently she is a medical student at UNMC and her dream is to some day influence medical policy in her community, nationally and globally.