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Pre-Health

Medical, Dental, and other Health-related Career Programs at Millsaps

Pre-HealthMillsaps College is delighted that you are interested in the many ways that we can prepare you for a satisfying, profitable career serving others.

News: Millsaps Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Premedical Education and Scientific Training

Why choose a health-related profession?
The medically related professions include many rapidly growing disciplines, which are appealing because of their numerous employment opportunities combined with challenging opportunities to help others. Particular opportunities lie amongst the elderly and low-income groups, and many underserved inner city and rural areas. Most of Mississippi, in fact, is underserved.

Why choose Millsaps?

  • Millsaps' Medical Mentoring Program pairs current undergraduates with medical professionals, many of whom are Millsaps alumni, for a semester-long experience.
  • Millsaps' rigorous curriculum prepares students for entry into these very competitive programs.
  • Millsaps provides a Pre-Health Advisory Committee that guides the students through each year's responsibilities, sponsors seminars with key personnel from the health-related schools, provides mock interviews and more.
  • Mentorships, Internships, and Fellowships are available and encouraged.
  • The Pre-Health honorary, Alpha Epsilon Delta, sponsors programs with admissions officers and practitioners in these professions.
  • Small class sizes provide close professor/student interactions.
  • Millsaps faculty provide research opportunities ranging from drug separations and cancer research to polymers and nanotechnology.
  • Millsaps students develop a strong camaraderie, extending beyond graduation resulting in a close-knit alumni network.
  • Millsaps has been a prolific source of health providers through the years. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  • Millsaps sends over 3 times the expected number of students to medical school each year with an overall rate of acceptance that is well above the national average.

What are the Health-Related fields?
We regularly place students in:

  • medicine
  • pharmacy
  • dentistry
  • physical therapy
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • veterinary medicine
  • optometry
  • podiatry
  • medical technology
  • public health
  • graduate school

For more information on Pre-Health programs, contact us.