The Pre-medical Education Program (PEP) and Office of Pre-medical Education were established in 1977 as a major part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University (CSU). As of the fall of 2008, The Pre-medical Education Program was re-named The Prehealth Professions Programs. The Office of Prehealth Professions Programs assist individuals interested in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, public health and physician assistant to prepare and gain admission into health professions schools. This goal is accomplished through:
- sound academic advisement and counseling;
- seminars and workshops;
- on-campus professional recruitment visits;
- research internships;
- external summer programs
- and other activities
In addition, the office of prehealth professions programs provides students with information, direction and assistance in preparing for admission examinations and in preparing applications for professional schools.
Prehealth Professions students have been accepted into 48 health professions schools across the country, including all eight medical schools in Illinois, as well as three international medical schools. CSU’s premedical students matriculate and graduate from a variety of health profession schools such as the University of Illinois campuses (Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and Urbana Champaign), Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Chicago Priztker School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Marquette University College of Dentistry, Morehouse, Loyola Strict School of Medicine, Xavier School of Pharmacy, Drake College of Pharmacy, Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine and Dentistry, Meharry School of Medicine and Dentistry, William Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine, National University of Health Sciences, Illinois College of Optometry, and numerous others. We invite you to explore the many educational opportunities available at Chicago State University by arranging a campus visit, or by telephoning the Office of Prehealth Professions Programs.