Interested in a Career in Health Care? 

Students at Meredith may plan an academic program to prepare them for careers in:

Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy
Dentistry

Meredith has a strong track record of preparing students like you to succeed in the healthcare field. We offer individualized advising. Shadowing and clinical experiences with top organizations. Opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills. And a community of fellow students and established professionals who share your interest in healthcare.

Department of Biology faculty Francie Cuffney and Karthik Aghoram coordinate Meredith’s pre-health advising. They provide guidance to students on scheduling the proper courses and obtaining clinical experience to meet the requirements of their chosen graduate or professional program. They also assist students as they navigate the admissions process.

Graduate and Professional Program acceptances:

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Loyola University School of Nursing
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Northeastern University School of Nursing
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Accelerated Nursing Program
  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry
  • University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine

At Meredith, all pre-health professions students receive personalized advising to guide them in scheduling courses, identifying leadership, shadowing, and community service opportunities, studying for the admissions test, and more. And the Meredith pre-health society helps students develop a network of peers with similar goals and interests.

How Meredith Can Prepare You For A Career in Healthcare
Lauren Grodi

Exercise and Sports Science major Lauren Grodi, ’20, used her strengths at Meredith as volleyball team captain, student researcher, and intern. She continues to use them while earning her doctorate in physical therapy at East Carolina University.

Katie Murphy

At Meredith, Katie Murphy, ’18, came to see how her sense of responsibility is a strength, and the support she received in and out of the classroom empowered her to succeed in her goal to attend medical school.

Briana Petrusa

Fulbright recipient Briana Petrusa, ‘21, is combining her interests in chemistry and Spanish to pursue a career in medicine helping underserved populations.

student in checked shirt

At Meredith, Rana Oueijan, ’19, pursued a focused academic path and enjoyed a variety of powerful hands-on learning experiences. Next up: the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program at Campbell University.

Contact Information
Dr. Karthik Aghoram
Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program
139 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
aghoramk@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8187