The Prehealth Professions Programs at Chicago State University is designed to meet
the educational needs of students preparing for admittance into a medical or health
professions school. The Office of Prehealth Profession Programs is available to assist
you in the analysis of your aptitudes as you make the decision about your future endeavors
and to render assistance should you decide to apply to a professional school.
This web site is designed to introduce the Chicago State University prehealth professional
student to vital information that will guide you as you make the decision to enter
the health profession. This knowledge is generally befitting any student considering
a career in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine,
podiatry, pharmacy, public health, chiropractic or physician assistant. As each of
these fields has distinct requirements, students should work closely with their prehealth
advisor to obtain the necessary resources and information explicit to their interests
This is a guide and is not intended to furnish a sole source of information about
the health professions and the process of applying to professional school. It behooves
you to avail yourself with the invaluable information available via the Internet and
in the library. In addition, the Prehealth Professions Programs staff will provide
seminars and workshops created to assist you in the decision making process. Finally,
your prehealth advisor is available to you for individual counseling as you explore
your choices for a future career in the health profession.
The staff maintains a library of professional school catalogs, summer and post-baccalaureate
program materials and information on volunteer opportunities and videos (in-house),
as well as bulletin boards where opportunities and timely information are posted.
Additionally, informational packets and materials for standardized tests and application
services are also available.
A prehealth advisor is available for individual appointments. The director has been
charged with the responsibility to provide counseling concerning the preparation for,
and application to, health professions programs. The advisor is also well versed in
information concerning the course requirements for professional school admission,
as well as to discuss the personal and intellectual skills important to professional
Click here to access our ASSESSMENT PLAN (pdf).