Health Profession Pathways

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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 Emerge: Summer STEM Program in the summer 
  • Have a team of coaches 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

While participating in the Pathways program, you will build a community with other pre-health students, and have the opportunity to expand your network through meaningful connections with health professional students, faculty, and mentors. 

Additionally, 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 2023-2024 academic year are being sent directly via email to incoming, confirmed PES students during Spring 2023. 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 our Team 

As Pathways Program Manager and Assistant Manager, Fatima and Kayla are the main staff contacts for the Pathways program and students. The Pathways program is also supported by the entire Pre-Health Student Resource Center staff.