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Pre-Med & Pre-Health Focus

Contact Us

Accounting Department

College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Preparing for Tomorrow's Medicines

Use our UI pre-health advising program to prepare you for application to your preferred professional health school (medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and medical laboratory scientist). Our advisers will help you choose a degree program, select the right courses, develop first- hand knowledge of the profession, and gain significant clinical and shadowing experience. Your experience at the University of Idaho will be tailored to your interests and prepare you for the application process to the health profession school of your choice.

Fast Facts

  • Outstanding academic advising and professional guidance
  • Strong preparation in the basic core sciences
  • Shadowing, clinical, and volunteer opportunities at local hospitals, clinics and care facilities (six hospitals within a 30-mile radius)
  • physician
  • dentist
  • physical therapist
  • occupational therapist
  • physician assistant
  • pharmacist
  • optometrist
  • laboratory medical scientist
  • nurse

$30,000- $300,000

salary based on national averages
Job Placement Excellent placement after completion of professional school.
Degree Prep Take biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English courses; and also try to shadow health care professionals and volunteer in clinical settings.
Degree Roadmap Most pre-health professional programs require the completion of a 4-year degree and then the completion of an additional 2-4 year specialized program of study.
Lab Fees Lab fees vary according to the number and type of lab courses required in each pre-health program.


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Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-on Learning Biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology labs
  • Pre-med Club
  • Pre-PT Club
  • Pre-Dentistry Club
  • Biology Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • INBRE Program
  • Idaho summer physician shadowing program
  • NSF-research experiences for undergraduates
  • UI research labs