Professional Track

Pre-Health Professional

Students in the Pre-Health Professional track at Southern Virginia University receive the top-tier education and hands-on experience they need to enter and succeed at medical or dental school.

Jaden Nelson volunteer dentistry.RAM clinic
  1. About the Program

    Our Pre-Health Professional track provides students with real world opportunities and experience to be competent and competitive, and many students serve in the local community and throughout the world. Our medical mission trips have included Ecuador, Ghana, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. Students also regularly volunteer at nearby RAM clinics and in the local community, which is invaluable preparation for graduate school and careers.

  2. One-on-One Attention

    In our small classes, each student receives individual attention and instruction to become effective communicators, analytical thinkers, and persuasive writers, and can tailor their education to meet their specific professional goals. Students will graduate having fulfilled the minimum requirements for their field and any additional requirements for their specific medical or dental schools.

  3. MCAT Preparation

    Southern Virginia provides an MCAT preparation program that students undertake during their junior year. Faculty present reviews covering physics, biology, general and organic chemistry, and verbal reasoning. Students can also take advantage of Kaplan MCAT preparation courses hosted at nearby Washington & Lee University. Southern Virginia also offers training on campus to become certified nationally as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Getting Started in the Pre-Health Professional Track

Follow these simple steps below to get a head start in the
Pre-Health Professional Track today.


Begin the Pre-Health Professional track in your sophomore year.

Contact Your Advisor

Get in touch with New Tab, Open Bio for: Professor Barbara van Kuiken to discuss your interests and goals.


Declare your track on the PDFDeclare Major Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office

Questions? Contact the Registrar at


Professor Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson

Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Biochemistry Program Coordinator

Barbara Van Kuiken

Professor of Chemistry