As you may be aware, W&J has a history of excellence in the sciences and is ranked third in the country (per capita) for producing future physicians and medical researchers, including opthamologists. Our students experience remarkable success in their applications to graduate school and in professional fields in this area. One reason for this success is the extraordinary opportunity for challenging study and individual research at W&J. If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical research, W&J will provide you guidance from your first day on campus. Should you later decide that you want to pursue a different career, that is fine, too. At W&J, you get personalized guidance, but you are not confined to any one career choice.
Students preparing for admission to graduate schools in the ophthalmology may elect to major in any discipline. If you wish to be recommended to professional schools by the Committee on Health Professions, you should register with the Committee on Health Professions as early as possible, and maintain that registration during your undergraduate career.
To secure a recommendation from the committee, in addition to the requirements of a major, a student must successfully complete the 10 to 13 courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English, psychology, or sociology as designated for their chosen career goals. For more information, visit the Pre-Health web page.
The College has agreements regarding admission of qualified students (including early assurance) to the Temple University School of Medicine and is pursuing other such affiliations.
At W&J, you will also have access to many of our most successful alumni in the medical field, who can assist you in your career path through mentoring and internships. Internationally renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti '59, who has his practice headquartered here in Washington, Pa., has mentored many of our students.