Resources & Opportunities

From choosing a health care profession, to scholarships and summer internships, there are many opportunities available to Pre-Health students at Emory & Henry. 

Preparation for entering any of the healthcare professions requires a great deal of personal sacrifice and hard work – and they should!

Caring for the lives of individuals, and animals in the case of veterinarians is critical work that must be performed by smart, caring, and conscientious individuals.


Admissions Agreements

Emory & Henry College has multiple agreements that guarantee interviews/admissions for our graduates. You can explore the details of these below:

  • E&H Master of Science in Athletic Training Guaranteed Admissions
    E&H Master of Science in Athletic Training Guaranteed Admissions

    Emory & Henry College is pleased to offer guaranteed admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) for qualifying students completing their undergraduate degree at Emory & Henry.

  • E&H Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program (DPT-EAP)
    E&H Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program (DPT-EAP)

    Up to ten qualifying students can gain admission to the E&H DPT program as a high school senior! 

    Initial Admissions Criteria: 

    • General Application to Emory & Henry College
    • Also, Complete the Early Assurance Program Application which includes an essay
    • Must be a high school senior enrolling in the fall semester immediately after graduation
    • Minimum High School GPA: 3.3 (4.0 scale)
    • SAT/ACT minimum: 1150/25
    • On-site Interviews will be selected for up to 25 applicants

    Continuing Consideration Criteria:

    • Yearly review of each student in the program related to their conditional acceptance
    • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5  or last 60 hour cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Prerequisite GPA of 3.0
    • GRE Qualification - minimum 300 combined and analytical writing score of 3.5

     More details and information about the DPT-EAP can be found here.

  • Via College of Medicine- Guaranteed Interview
    Via College of Medicine- Guaranteed Interview
    Via College of Medicine offers a guaranteed interview for qualified applicants from Emory & Henry College. 

    Qualifications

    • 3.5 GPA (Science Pre-Requisites & Overall)
    • 80 hours of Healthcare observation (40 must be completed by the time of application)
    • 80 hours of Service (40 must be completed by the time of application)
    • Apply for Early Admissions through AACOMAS by September 1. 
    For more information contact Dr. JP Barfield
  • Via College of Medicine- Rocovich Scholars Early Admission
    Via College of Medicine- Rocovich Scholars Early Admission

    Via College of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to offer the Rocovich Scholars Early Admission Program. 

    This program would accept five qualifying students from Emory & Henry College for guaranteed admission to VCOM upon satisfactorily completing their undergraduate degree. 

    Qualifications for Application

    • 3.5 GPA in Pre-Requisite Science courses and Overall
    • 1100 SAT/24 ACT
    • At least 40 hours of documented healthcare observation
    • At least 40 hours of documented community service

    Interested students would apply and interview for program admission during the spring of their Sophomore year. 

    For more information contact Dr. JP Barfield
  • ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Priority Admission
    ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Priority Admission

    The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University offers priority admission for E&H students who are completing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. 

    • Students with a 3.0 GPA will qualify for a guaranteed interview
    • Students with a 3.4 GPA may qualify for conditional admission
    • Students should apply for early decision for their anticipated start year

    Two program admission options:

    1. Traditional application in senior year to begin Pharmacy students after completing undergraduate requirements.
    2. The application can occur during the third year of undergraduate studies and the student would complete the BA degree in Chemistry while completing the first year of Pharmacy studies. 
  • Shenandoah University- Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Priority Admission
    Shenandoah University- Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Priority Admission

    The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University offers priority admission for five E&H students per admissions cycle. 

    • PCAT composite score in the 50th percentile or greater
    • A grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite credits
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Interview with and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of the School of Pharmacy
    • Two letters of recommendation from E&H Faculty members
    • One letter of recommendation from a healthcare provider
    • Students should apply through PharmCAS by January 15th of the year they intend to matriculate
    • Students who do not qualify for priority admission may still apply for the standard admission process. 

    Two program admission options:

    1. Traditional application in senior year to begin Pharmacy students after all completing undergraduate requirements.
    2. The application can occur during the third year of undergraduate studies and the student would complete the BA degree in Chemistry while completing the first year of Pharmacy studies. 
  • Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville
    Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville

    Doctor of Optometry Early Admission Program

    Kentucky College of Optometry at University of Pikeville

    • Three seats are reserved annually for qualifying E&H students. 

    Admissions criteria*: 

    • Completion of core and pre-requisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better
    • 3.25 GPA  (Cumulative and Science) 
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • Pre-Health Professions Committee Member
      • Pre-Health Advisor
      • Science faculty member
    • Score at or above 300 average on the Optometry Admission test by January 15th of the third year of study at Emory & Henry. 
    • Successful Interview

    *This program is highly competitive, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

     

    Prerequisite Coursework Credit hours
    Calculus or two semesters of College Math 3-6 semester hours
    Physics with Lab 8 semester hours
    Biology or Zoology with Lab 8 semester hours
    General Chemistry with Lab 8 semester hours
    Organic Chemistry with Lab 4 semester hours
    English  6 semester hours
    Psychology 3 semester hours

Shadowing Opportunities 

To help facilitate any shadowing, volunteer, or healthcare observations please complete the following forms and supply the needed documentation. 

 

Ballad HealthFor Placements at Johnston Memorial Hospital or any Ballad Health Affiliate

 


 Pharmacy Shadowing Program

ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy LogoBill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University is offering a new shadowing program for students interested in Pharmacy. 

Shadowing is available on certain Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the spring from 8:30-11: 30 am with clinical, inpatient and emergency medicine pharmacists at Johnson City Medical Center. 

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