Female and male students wearing medical scrubs and caps smiling while standing in an operating room

Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs

Medical schools and other professional health programs typically seek applicants with a well-rounded undergraduate education, such as that offered by Christopher Newport University’s liberal learning curriculum.

Like most colleges and universities, CNU does not offer a pre-med or pre-health major. However, our program can help students from any academic major prepare for admission into medical school and other health profession programs.

In addition to offering all the necessary prerequisite coursework, we offer a variety of resources, such as

  • Academic and career advising
  • Mentoring
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Workshops and seminars

With the help of the Council for Health Professions Preparation, programs such as Pre-Med Scholars, shadowing agreements with local practitioners and admission agreements with professional graduate schools, our goal is to help any highly motivated student gain admission into the professional school of your choice.

Council for Health Professions Preparation

At Christopher Newport, we are committed to helping you on the path to a rewarding career as a health care professional. The Council for Health Professions Preparation works to ensure the success of students who wish to pursue advanced studies in medicine and other health professions. The Council includes:

  • Director of pre-health programs
  • Pre-health adviser
  • Faculty members from varied disciplines
  • Members of relevant areas of the administration
  • Practicing medical and health professionals

The Council provides advice and guidance, conducts practice interview session, helps applicants develop their personal statements, and participates in the evaluation of our students during their application process to medical school or other professional programs. This personalized assistance can make the difference between a successful application and one that falls short.

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