Preparing for Health Profession Schools
Academic Preparation: While many students choose to major in one of the sciences, it is not required to pursue a health profession. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the liberal arts education available at Roanoke College. Regardless of major, every student preparing for the health professions should acquire a strong background in the sciences and demonstrate an ability to carry a rigorous course load. Students often work on research projects independently and in collaboration with faculty and participate in internships, community service and extra curricular activities.
All health profession schools stress the need for a high grade point average and good entrance examination scores (e.g., DAT, MCAT, or PCAT). Students should study for and take these examinations in their junior year of college. The Health Professions Advising Group has resources to help Roanoke College students prepare for the requirements for admission to graduate schools.
"The faculty in the Health Professions Advising Group
(HPAG) worked with me to get a committee letter sent out
to schools to which I applied. They even held
an hour-long mock interview with me, offering possible questions
that I might have been asked in my real interviews."
-Erin Taylor, Roanoke College Class of 2006,
Veterinary Student at the Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va.
"Mock" Professional School Interviews:
The Health Professions Advising Group is dedicated to assisting students prepare themselves for candidacy for health related post graduate programs. We strongly encourage all students to meet with the group in a formal “mock” interview to help us get to know you better, and to offer you the chance to experience a professional school-like interview, and to offer you feedback on your performance. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with HPAG in preparation for professional school interviews, please complete the application form.
Programs Recent Roanoke College Graduates Have Been Admitted to Include:
Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School
Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois Veterinary School
Virginia Tech School of Veterinary Medicine