The Drury Pre-Health Advantage
When choosing a college for your undergraduate experience, it is important to consider all the possibilities ahead of you. The Drury University pre-health program offers a wide variety of tracks for entering students. Possibilities include pre-‐‐anesthesiologist assistant, pre-chiropractic medicine, pre-clinical perfusionists, pre-dentistry, pre-medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre‐physician assistant and pre-veterinary medicine. We studied the admission requirements of the top schools in the Midwest region to create a curriculum that faculty members and students alike can trust. There are a few core classes shared by all the tracks, and they then branch out to include a wide variety of courses that embody all academic disciplines. Each student also is given the freedom to explore other areas of interest during their studies. The liberal arts atmosphere at Drury ensures students are well-rounded, and electives built into each track enable the pursuit of individual interests.
Volunteer Opportunities and Clinical Experience
Drury University strongly recommends that students spend time in a clinical setting as early as possible. The experience that the student gains will give a better understanding of the medical profession to show that the student has prior knowledge of future clinical expectations. A Drury University student has the advantage of contacts with local hospitals and health centers. Drury pre-health students are also eligible to participate in the Drury Health Service Corps (DHSC). Students in the DHSC have the opportunity to volunteer one afternoon each week at Jordan Valley Community Health Center and other selected medical facilities. These volunteer experiences allow students to personally interact with a variety of patients in a medical setting while providing important service to the community.