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Pre-Health Professions is currently seeking a new director. The position will be filled in fall 2024. Please check this site for updates.

Health care is your calling

We want to help you get there

The Pre-Health Professions Advising Program supports students and recent alumni preparing to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, and other health profession training programs at the doctoral or masters level.

Housed within the University’s Honors Program our program is open to all students and recent alumni. You’ll major in what you want and complete the required course and relevant activities for your intended profession.

The URI difference

Prestigious Awards

Pre-health students who work with the Office of National Fellowships are competitive in highly prestigious national scholarship competitions.

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Unique opportunities

The Early Identification Program with Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine is open to RI juniors who show exceptional promise.

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Special pathway

Johnson and Wales University interviews qualified URI applicants to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

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News and events

  • Interview with Mazen Taman, ‘23 - As a first year medical student at Brown, Mazen Taman shares his thoughts on life after URI and his advice for other students.
  • Nana Ofei-Tenkorang Interview with Nana Ofei-Tenkorang, ’12 - The current Chief Resident of the family medicine residency program at Cleveland Clinic in Akron, Ohio shares her thoughts on how URI helps prepare students for medical careers.