Choose your path to a career in medicine

As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for professional careers in health care is at an all-time high. The health care industry requires highly skilled physicians, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists now more than ever before.

The University of Saint Mary pre-professional health programs will give you the broad-based skills to succeed in a health field you choose. Choose your profession from the following:


  • Pre-Chiropractic
    — See also USM's 3+4 Doctor of Chiropractic [DC] program in Human Biology, in conjunction with Cleveland University-Kansas City

  • Pre-Dentistry

  • Pre-Medicine

  • Pre-Occupational Therapy

  • Pre-Optometry

  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
     — Also see USM's 3+4 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine [DO] program in Biomedical Sciences, in conjunction with the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

  • Pre-Pharmacy

  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    — Also see USM's Doctor of Physical Therapy program

  • Pre-Physician Assistant

  • Pre-Podiatry

The Saint Mary pre-professional health programs do not limit you to a specific major, though many students major in biology or chemistry. Whatever route you chose, your USM education will serve as a key stepping stone in your career path.

Our connections with our sister in ministry, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS), can help you realize your career goals through the key contacts you can make and experience you can gain. USM and the SCLHS are both sponsored and founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.