Pre-Medicine Overview

Rockhurst offers pre-health advising to students who plan to continue on to schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Students interested in health care can major in any RU degree program. Pre-health advisors work with students to develop an individualized plan. Health professional schools require a combination of academic achievement, professional development, volunteering, and leadership. 

Pre-med student

"The faculty at Rockhurst have done an excellent job in preparing me for a career in medicine, not only with a modern scientific curriculum, but also with an excellent liberal arts background that has made me a very well-rounded individual. KCUMB was my first choice for medical school because they have a deep tradition of excellence while constantly putting the student first. KCUMB is invested in the community and is constantly making changes to give its students the best education and experience possible." ~Janak Patel




For immediate questions, contact the co-chairs of the Pre-Health Advisory Committee

Dr. Annie Lee, chemistry department:

Dr. Laura Salem, biology department:

Rockhurst is located in close proximity to three medical schools: Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC-SOM), and Kansas City University of Medical Bioscences (KCUMB). The close proximity of Rockhurst to these schools allows RU students to interact with medical students and at these institutions on a regular basis. In addition to the local medical schools, RU has pre-medical scholars and partner agreements with Saint Louis University (SLU) medical school A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Medicine (ATSU-KCOM). Learn more about the Pre-Medical Scholars Program.