Health Profession Pathways

Pathways header with health icons

About the Program

The Health Profession Pathways program supports students from diverse backgrounds as they develop into future leaders in health professional careers. 

Health Profession Pathways students will:

  • Participate in the 3-week Emerge: Summer STEM Program during the summer before their freshman year
  • Have a team of professional staff dedicated to your success
  • Get matched with health professional school students (medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) with shared identities
  • Build friendships with other Pathways students who have shared goals
  • Participate in hands-on experiences in the U of M health science schools and colleges, as well as shadowing and observership experiences in the Twin Cities
  • Learn about and acquire knowledge, skills, and qualities that will make you a competitive applicant for health profession programs 
Pathways students in a lab wearing blue scrubs

The Health Profession Pathways program provides you the opportunity to build community with other motivated pre-health students, and expand your network through meaningful connections with health professional students, faculty, and mentors. 

Dedicated staff from the Pre-Health Student Resource Center will provide coaching and support as you navigate the University of Minnesota and the road to application for a health degree program.

The Health Profession Pathways program is coordinated by the Pre-Health Student Resource Center, in partnership with the President's Emerging Scholars (PES) program.

Invitations to apply for the Pathways program for the 2024-2025 academic year are being sent directly via email to admitted, incoming PES students during Spring 2024. This program is currently available for students on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. More details on Pathways eligibility, the application process, and program requirements and opportunities can be found on this site. 

Meet the Team 

As Pathways Program Assistant Manager, Ntxhee is the main staff contact for the Pathways program and students. Read more about Ntxhee in the April 2024 Spotlight on our PHSRC Pulse Blog.  

Students in the Pathways program also are connected with Health Science Student Coaches. Meet a few of these Pathways coaches in the March 2024 PHSRC Pulse Spotlight

The Pathways program is also supported by the entire Pre-Health Student Resource Center staff.