Dimensions Program for Health Professions

Cornell College chemistry professor works with health and medical professions students.

An immersive, hands-on approach that prepares tomorrow’s health profession leaders.

What makes the health and medical professions program at Cornell College stand out?

Begin your journey toward a career in the health professions at Cornell College. Why? Because here, you’ll get the opportunities, the tools, and the support you need to thrive at the next level and beyond.

We offer 10 pre-health programs that are designed to set you up for success. In fact, our five-year med school acceptance rate is nearly double the national average.

There are two big reasons why. First, we offer you a truly immersive learning experience. Our One Course At A Time block plan allows you to dig deep into your subject matter without distraction. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to pursue internships and research projects during the school year.

We also give you continued support and mentorship. Through our Dimensions Program for Health Professions, we’ll team you up with a career coach who can advise you on everything from choosing the appropriate majors and minors to assisting you in preparation for your grad school admissions exams.

The health professions field is a competitive one. At Cornell, we’ll give you the tools to stand out.

Partnerships that work for you

Cornell College students interested in health and medical careers working in a lab

Receive your M.P.H. with the University of Iowa partnership

We are proud to partner with the University of Iowa to offer a Master in Public Health degree. This five-year program gives you the opportunity to earn both your B.A. from Cornell College and your M.P.H. from the University of Iowa. It also saves you an entire year of graduate-level studies required by many M.P.H. programs.

As an M.P.H. student, you will study for the first four years on the campus of Cornell College. During your sophomore year, you will take one online course through the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. In your senior year or the summer after, you will take a few more graduate-level courses at the University of Iowa. You’ll be awarded your degree from Cornell and then, continue your public health coursework at Iowa’s campus.

Master's in Public Health

Cornell College alumna

Yin (Penny) Peng ’21 went on to grad school in physical therapy at Emory University in Georgia.

“I worked on my personal statement with my academic advisor who is also one of the Health Professions Committee advisors, Dr. Craig Tepper. He met with me on Zoom during the summer and gave me abundant editing suggestions. The Health Professions Committee looked through my application materials and provided me with a lot of helpful feedback.“

Medical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology

The demand for laboratory scientists and technologists is expected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030. To give you the opportunity to pursue this blossoming career path, we’ve partnered with the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program that enables you to get both your B.A. and registration as a medical technologist.

As a student in this program, you will study at Cornell College for three to four years. You will spend your final year at the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s MLS Program in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where you will get hands-on experience as you complete your studies.

M.L.S. at UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s

Cornell College student works in the chemistry lab inside Russell Science Center where a lot of Cornell's health and medical students take courses

Preparation for your next steps

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