Many students seek the advantages of a small college for undergraduate study in preparation for advanced training in the health professions. Small class sizes, working relationships with faculty members, research opportunities and unlimited professional guidance are hallmarks of our program. Our students become physicians, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physical therapists, medical technologists, pharmacists, physician assistants and others.
Elms College offers one-on-one advising with Dr. Janet Williams, who helps you develop strategies to prepare you for further study. You can participate in faculty research projects, and become involved with volunteer, mentorship and leadership programs.
See how one of our graduates went from registered nurse to medical school, and now to his residency. Watch a video and read the full story here.
The successful prehealth/premedical candidate will show a lifelong commitment to the concern and welfare of people (and animals for pre-veterinary students). Students considering a career in health care should engage in volunteerism to help develop interpersonal skills, empathy and a resume of dedication to human needs (or animal needs if the individual is to be a veterinarian).
Recent graduates from our program have attended UMass Medical School, Creighton University School of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, New York Chiropractic College, Albany College of Pharmacy, Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant program, BayPath College Physician Assistant program, Bridgeport University Physician Assistant program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Western New England College of Pharmacy and many others.
We are a member of the National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions.
Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Janet Williams, Ph.D.
Professor and Advisor, Pre-medical/Pre-health Professions
Coordinator, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies
We are a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts.