The Office of Health Professions Advising
and Undergraduate Research

Health Professions Advising Services

Health professions advising services are available to any student interested in pursing a career in the health professions, regardless of major. Interested students are encouraged to approach this office as soon as possible so that we can help to create an academic timeline and build an extracurricular profile necessary for graduate school applications.

Academic Preparation and Advising Services

Students do not need to be science majors in order to pursue a health profession, but they do need to fulfill science prerequisites for the professional schools they are applying for, and as such we can assist them throughout their Chaminade career in scheduling these courses. Appropriate academic preparation is essential for timely application to professional schools. Students must complete certain courses before taking difficult entrance exams. To further help students with entrance exams such as the MCAT, DAT, PCAT and GRE with we provide test prep materials and programs so that students can be fully prepared for the exam process.

Chaminade programs prepare students for professions such as:

  • Allopathic (M.D.) and Osteopathic (D.O.) Physicians
  • Dentists (D.D.S. or D.M.D)
  • Podiatrists (D.P.M.)
  • Veterinarians (D.V.M.)
  • Physical Therapists (D.P.T.)
  • Physician Assistants (M.P.A.)
  • Pharmacists (Pharm.D.)
  • Audiologists (Au.D.)

Professional Seminars and Guest Speakers

The application processes for post-baccalaureate degrees are often lengthy, complicated, and multi-faceted. As such, we try to help students present their best possible applications by hosting seminars on topics such as personal statement writing, interviewing skills, and resumé writing.

Guest speakers from health professions schools and active health professionals are also featured in our program. These speakers are invited to share valuable information and insight with our students through our guest speaker series each semester.

Summer Programs

We encourage our students to participate in various pre-health career summer programs.

The Summer Dental and Medical Education Program is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program hosted by 12 different universities on the continental US. Although Chaminade students are not guaranteed admission into this program, the office is familiar with the application process and its program sites.

Chaminade students have also participated in other health professions summer programs, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP). Programs such as the SPAEP are designed to strengthen academic skills, educate students on various careers in medicine, and also provide standardized test preparation and research experience.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements permit early admission for qualified applicants to health profession programs. Chaminade University has formal agreements with:

Boston University School of Medicine

  • Early Medical School Selection Program (M.D.)

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Early Selection Program (M.D.)

Samuel Merritt University

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
  • Master of Physician Assistant (M.P.A.)

University of Dayton

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Master of Physician Assistant Practice (M.P.A.P.)

Western University School of Health Sciences

  • Doctor or Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS)

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH)

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)

A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Learn More About Chaminade University's Early Acceptance Programs

Outline of Services


  • Advising
  • Mentoring

Test Preparation

  • MCAT
  • DAT
  • PCAT
  • GRE

Articulation Agreements

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Medical Doctor (Allopathic)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Master Physician Assistant

Summer Programs

  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Guest Speakers

  • Health Professions Schools
  • Health Professionals


  • Physician Shadowing
  • Health Volunteer
  • Community Service

Professionalism Seminars

  • Competitive Application
  • Application Etiquette
  • Personal Statement Development and Editing
  • Interviews
  • Interview Etiquette
  • Resumé Writing

Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research