Health Professions Preparatory Programs - McMinnville Campus

Pre-Professional Advisors

Athletic Training: Laura Kenow (Health and Human Performance)
Dentistry: John Syring Ph.D. (Biology)
Occupational Therapy: Sarah Coste, Ph.D. (Health and Human Performance)
Optometry: Sreerupa Ray, Ph.D. (Biology)
Pharmacy: Chad Tillberg, Ph.D. (Biology)
Physical Therapy: Sarah Coste, Ph.D. (Health and Human Performance) 
Pre-Medicine: Timothy Sullivan, Ph.D. (Biology)
Veterinary Medicine: J. Christopher Gaiser, Ph.D. (Biology)

Students at the McMinnville Campus may choose courses to prepare for further study in health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and physical therapy.

Linfield has a long tradition of preparing students for the health professions. A large number of practicing physicians, surgeons, and dentists serving in all parts of the world began their scientific and liberal arts work at Linfield, and continued through some of the finest health professions training programs.

Students interested in health professions may declare any major. Students will work with the pre-health advisors to ensure they are also working towards completing the appropriate prerequisites for their chosen field. The basic science courses required for entrance to the health professions listed are offered at Linfield. These requirements are slightly different for each profession, but generally include one year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Students in these programs have access to the expertise of both a pre-professional advisor and their major advisor. Students should consult both of these faculty members early in their academic careers to receive up-to-date information.