Students interested in preparing for medical school or another health profession may select any major offered at Grinnell College while completing the required pre-health courses. Grinnell does not offer a specific pre-health or pre-med major, and a science major is not required for admission to medical school. With careful planning, pre-health students can participate in off-campus study or pursue a non-science major.

A meeting for students interested in pre-health occurs early in the fall semester. Find information about course recommendations including courses taken in the first year at Grinnell, when to take the MCAT exam, acceptance rates of Grinnell graduates to medical school, and more at Preparing for Graduate Study in the Health Professions.