The College of Wooster’s Pre-Health Advising Program prepares students to apply for medical school, dental school, veterinary school, and a host of other health-related graduate programs.

Pre-Health Advising sponsors personal advising and informational sessions, oversees shadowing experiences and health-related volunteer opportunities, and assists students with all aspects of their health career program applications.

Wooster's Community Care Network

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Wooster's Health Coach Program

The Health Coach program enables students to work, under close medical supervision, with carefully chosen patients who need companionship and encouragement in developing healthier lifestyles.

Health Coach Program at Wooster

Schedule a Pre-Health Advising Appointment

Call 330-263-2496 or email prehealth@wooster.edu.

Advising Committee MemberTitleArea
Stephanie StrandCommittee Chair, associate professorChair of Biology
Grit HerzmannAssociate ProfessorPsychology
Seth KellyAssociate ProfessorBiology
Jamie AdlerHealth Professions AdvisorAPEX
Ashleigh BestDirector, Career PlanningAPEX

Interested in The College of Wooster Outcomes?

Acceptance rates, how we stack up against the national average, and where we are accepted:

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Dual Degree Programs

Wooster partners with Case Western Reserve University to offer a dual degree option for students:

Seven-Year Pre-Dental/Dental Program

Students in the Seven-Year Pre-Dental/Dental Program will spend three years at Wooster followed by four years at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, culminating in the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Case Western Reserve University. Students accepted to this program will have guaranteed placement in the first-year class at the School of Dental Medicine at Case upon completion of their junior year at The College of Wooster, provided that they maintain a 3.5 GPA overall and in the sciences, plus receive a score of 19 or better on the DAT exam.  Interested prospective students should indicate their interest in the Seven-Year Program in their application to The College of Wooster and must apply to this program before starting at Wooster.  Applications must be received no later than November 15. Consultation with a member of the Pre-Health Faculty is strongly encouraged.

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Faculty & Staff

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Jamie Adler

Health Professions Advisor, Career Planning


Ashleigh Best

Ashleigh Best

Director for Career Planning


Grit Herzmann

Grit Herzmann

Associate Professor of Psychology; Department Chair of Neuroscience (One leave for Fall 2023)


Seth Kelly

Seth Kelly

Associate Professor of Biology, Department Co-Chair (One leave for Spring 2024)


Stephanie Strand

Stephanie Strand

Associate Professor of Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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