Chatham University

Pre-Med Advising Program

Along with challenging biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and other majors, Chatham University offers students considering medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry and podiatry school a supportive environment and expert advice for students preparing to go to medical-related graduate schools throughout the undergraduate experience.

  1. The Health Professions Advising Committee helps students prepare for graduate school with mock interviews, essay advice, portfolio preparation, workshops, shadowing, and volunteer opportunities. (Click here for an application form).
  2. Undergraduate and graduate pre-med clubs allow for networking, socializing, and support.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 24, 2017, 11:30 am, Beckwith Hall. Personal Statement Workshop I. Jessica Caolo, Ph.D., Director of Career Planning, Chatham University. Students who are planning to apply to medical school in the next year are encouraged to attend this workshop which will guide you through the process of writing a personal statement for your medical school application.

Feb. 14, 2017, 11:30 am, Beckwith Hall. Personal Statement Workshop II. Add the final touches to your personal statement in this follow-up session.

March 23, 2017, 6-8 pm, Location TBA. Annual Health Care Symposium. Healthcare professionals from a variety of fields, including physicians, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, will hold a panel discussion with Chatham students interested in these healthcare fields.

April 15, 2017 Deadline for submission of Health Professions Advising Committee application form, for students applying this summer to medical school (for 2018 matriculation)

May 6-20, 2017 Student/faculty "Global Health Perspectives" trip to Zaragoza, Spain for health professions shadowing and research on the healthcare systems of Europe versus the United States.

Acceptance Statistics

Recent Chatham students (undergraduate and graduate) have attended or are attending the following medical, dental and veterinary schools:

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine (MD, PhD program)
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

LECOM Partnership

Chatham participates in an Early Acceptance Program in which qualified Chatham undergraduate students are enrolled simultaneously by Chatham and by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Chatham, or within the first two years of study at Chatham. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Learn more.


The Association of American Medical Colleges and Rochester Institute of Technology maintain lists of summer research opportunities at universities across the US.

In addition, students are encouraged to pursue volunteer opportunities in healthcare. Many volunteer at nearby UPMC Shadyside Hospital.


For more information, contact Chair of the Health Professions Advising Committee, Pierette Appasamy, PhD at