Pre-Health Professions Program
Samford University has a long tradition of preparing students for careers in health professions. Major in any discipline and benefit from expert guidance through prerequisite courses by the health professions advisory committee. The committee will talk with you about your career goals, advise you in your academic choices and help prepare the letter of evaluation required by all professional schools.
We an active chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, sponsoring service projects, visits to local professional schools, speakers and social events.
To help you pass the MCAT, we offer a preparation course and practice exam every spring, with sessions led by science faculty mentors.
To help you communicate effectively, we offer FOUN 101, a first semester pre-health foundations course in which the term paper is a first draft of your personal statement. We also offer more general instruction in both written and oral communication as well as practice interviews with feedback.
To help you demonstrate a dedication to a life of service, we offer many volunteer opportunities through campus organizations and ministries.
To help you investigate and understand what it means to be a health professional, we offer BIOL 361, a January-term internship through local hospitals that will allow you to shadow physicians and medical students for three weeks (one week in three departments.)
"I cannot imagine another university experience which could have better prepared me for acceptance into, and successful completion of, medical school."
Samford alumnus Bradley Dennis, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Brookwood Hospital