Welcome to the Wake Forest University Pre-Health Professions & Pre-Allied Health Homepage!

The purpose of this website is to help you navigate the myriad of choices and options for planning a Healthcare career. You might be curious about what is the difference between the Health Professions and Allied Health.  In general, Health Professions includes careers like dentistry, medicine, or veterinary medicineAllied Health, includes physician’s assistant, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and many other careers.  Our goal is to help you choose the career that is the right fit for you.

One important way to keep up with events and happenings in the WF pre- health profession and pre-allied health programs is to subscribe to our listserv, prehealth@lists.wfu.edu.  To subscribe, go to http://lists.wfu.edu/mailman/listinfo/prehealth.  Then follow the directions for subscribing.  You just need to enter your Wake Forest email address and your name and click “Subscribe.”

These pages will help you find guidance on your course of study including what courses to take to fulfill prerequisite requirements for different healthcare graduate programs. This site will introduce you to resources for finding opportunities outside the classroom to develop your career interests. Also, when you are ready to apply to healthcare graduate programs, this site will be helpful in finding out about our health professions committee application and the timeline for applying to healthcare graduate programs.

We hope you find these pages helpful.  As with any major life journey, you get out of it what you put into it.  Read as much as you can, work hard in your courses to maximize your learning, get out in the community to assist, and, most of all, have fun and LIVE IT.

If you are getting started, we suggest you read the Health Professions and Allied Professions head pages:

Health Professions, Allied Health Professions