Heidelberg's Pre-Medical Program attracts students with a variety of interests. You will work with our Pre-Professional Health Advisor to determine the best path for you and your goals. Our pre-med students are preparing for medical school in allopathic, osteopathic, dental, veterinary, podiatry, and optometry. This is not a stand-alone program, it can be added to any major on campus. Depending on your interests and goals, you might consider majoring in biology, chemistry, psychology, or health science.
- Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic)
- Veterinary Medicine
Medical School Fast Track
Through an agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, five spots in medical school are reserved each year for qualified Heidelberg students to directly enroll in the program.
Heidelberg University, in cooperation with the Breen School of Nursing of Ursuline College, Cleveland, Ohio, offers a pre-professional program in nursing leading to a Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ursuline. The 3 + 1 program requires 3 years of study at Heidelberg and 15 months at Ursuline.
For students interested in medical school, working with cadavers is a huge advantage. Heidelberg's cadaver labs gives you the opportunity to dissect a cadaver as well as practice specialty dissections of knees, the spinal cord, eyeballs, larynxes, and brains. You’ll also have access to disarticulated human skeletons and other helpful study options.
Kyle Fluharty '16
Before he even graduated, Kyle learned he was accepted into the University of Pikeville College of Optometry program. He knew right away who he needed to thank. He credits the close relationships with his professors and the Heidelberg campus community for supporting him through four years of exploration and growth.
Heidelberg put me in the perfect position to reach my goals. There are endless opportunities here that helped round me out in the way professional schools were looking for.