Planning for Graduate Study in the Health Professions
Fairfield offers a challenging, competitive, and highly successful pre-medical/pre-dental/pre-health professional program called the Health Professions Program or HPP. Students in this program pursue studies in a field or major of their personal interest while taking those courses necessary for admission to medical and dental schools, as well as any of the professional schools for allied health careers, such as optometry, physical and occupational therapy, and podiatry.
Students who are considering the health professions as a career, but who did not register for the program at admission, should identify themselves and meet with the Health Professions Advisor, Dr. Geoffrey Church, as early as possible. A great deal of careful planning over three to four years must be done in order to prepare a strong application for advanced study. Both students and their advisors should consult A Quick Guide to Advising for Potential Pre-Health Students (PDF).