Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Scholars | Springfield College

Contact PMPHS

Dr. Travis M. Gagen
Director of Pre-Health Professions
Location: Locklin Hall 101C

Are you interested in a career in the health professions?

If so, the Springfield College Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Scholars (PMPHS) advising service offers academic advising and guidance for students who intend to pursue advanced education in a wide variety of medical fields. The director guides you through your four years at Springfield College and beyond to prepare you for your next steps toward advanced education in the health care field, including the application process.

How can pre-health professions advising help you achieve your goals?

Springfield College supports students applying to graduate programs in health professions. While you are ultimately in charge of your own career preparation, you will receive guidance from a faculty member who is knowledgeable about the requirements and procedures for applying to medical school and other graduate programs in health professions. There is also a Pre-Medical Letter Committee whose members assist with reference letters for students who meet qualifying criteria.

Springfield College maintains and continues to build fast-track affiliation agreements with professional schools, clinics, and alumni working in health professions to provide opportunities for students pursuing health careers.

Advising Guides

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What courses are required?

For many medical fields, the field you earn your degree in is less important than taking the required coursework for admission into these programs. 


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What kinds of careers are available in the health sciences?

Careers in the health professions often require graduate school training after receiving a bachelor’s degree. There are a multitude of options you can pursue for a career in the health professions. 

Choosing a Major

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What major should I choose?

It is possible to enter medical school with any major, as long as you have also taken the required courses. Springfield College offers health-related specific programs which encompass many of these required courses.