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Pre-Health Professions Program

A medical professional trained in a liberal arts environment has an advantage over others with just technical training: the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Our curriculum is designed to educate you as a whole person – in mind, body, and spirit. And at JCU, you’ll be learning in the heart of the nation’s top healthcare region, with access to internships, research, and alumni connections needed to guide your career.

Programs of Study

The Pre-Health Professions Program provides students with opportunities to fulfill the goal of becoming a healthcare professional that includes advice on course selection, career paths in healthcare, and preparing and applying for medical or professional school.

  • Full-time director, Kathy Lee, Ph.D.
  • Physician-in-residence, George Lewandowski ’78, M.D.


LECOM Early Acceptance Programs for Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy School

John Carroll University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have partnered to enable talented students to gain acceptance to both JCU and LECOM.

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3+2 Nursing Program with Case Western Reserve University

Biology majors interested in nursing as a career may choose to enter a cooperative program in pre-nursing/nursing and earn the Bachelor of Science from John Carroll University and the Master of Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Ursuline College and John Carroll University have an agreement of two seats per year in Breen College of Nursing-Ursuline College Accelerated BSN Program designated for JCU graduates.

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Pre-Pharmacy Program

John Carroll University’s Pre-Pharmacy Program has a strong record of graduates successfully obtaining PharmD degrees from several different universities.

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Anesthesia with Case Western Reserve University

Each year, a limited number of qualified JCU students can gain preferred consideration for admission to CWRU’s Master of Science in Anesthesia program.

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Professional Healthcare Preparation and Certificate Program

Get a head start on your medical career with our professional healthcare preparation minor or certificate.

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JCU-OU Medical School Early Acceptance Program

John Carroll University and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have established a new partnership to help talented Ohio high school seniors reserve an assured seat in medical school.

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The MEDStart program is offered by the University of Toledo College of Medicine. It allows qualified students to by-pass the MCAT and gain acceptance to the medical college in their junior year.

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Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program

The pre-medical post-baccalaureate program is designed for students who want to fulfill the requirements for admission to medical school, dental school, and other professional health care schools.

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