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Health Professions

Become a competent, compassionate healthcare professional

Medical and allied health schools seek well-balanced students who are grounded in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and who possess both the scientific skill and compassionate spirit to care for their patients fully.

That's why Gordon graduates attend some of the most prestigious medical programs in the nation.

79% acceptance rate

for Gordon students applying to medical school, compared to 41% national acceptance rate.

90%+ acceptance rate

for pre-health professions students applying to allied health and other programs.

Graduate Schools

UPenn, UNE, UMass Medical School

Undergraduate Tracks

With careful planning, you can pursue any health professions track alongside any major. All tracks cover the essential courses required by most graduate programs, but you’ll work with your advisor to make sure they fit whatever specific program you have in mind.

Gordon also offers a dual-degree nursing program with Curry College. Learn more ➔

Graduate Tracks

Master of Public HealthMaster of Public Health

Graduate-level experiences for undergrads

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Study and take part in hands-on dissection in our advanced anatomy lab, a rare opportunity for undergraduates.


Pursue an internship at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness.


Gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at Duke University and the Gordon Medical Observership program.

Scientific depth, liberal arts breadth
At Gordon we care about the human side of medicine. In addition to a strong science foundation and hands-on experiences, you’ll develop skills the soft skills of compassion, hospitality and care that are critical for success. And we’ll be with you every step of the way. Dedicated health professions advising starts in the first year and continues throughout your entire time at Gordon (and often, long after!). Our unique Health Professions Seminar for sophomores and juniors allows you to explore healthcare career options, discuss ethical issues in medicine, and connect with Gordon alumni from across the healthcare industry—all of which give you an advantage when applying to graduate schools.

A fast-growing and rewarding career

  • 18% projected growth of healthcare jobs by 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • 2.4 million new healthcare jobs to be added between 2016 and 2026.
  • Healthcare jobs are among the fastest growing jobs in the country. 
  • Diverse opportunities to heal and serve. The fastest growing healthcare-related jobs: Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist, Surgical Technician, Registered Nurse. All of these jobs are in the top 30 fastest growing jobs overall in America. 


Faculty Spotlight

Craig Story

Dr. Craig Story

Professor of Biology
Director, Pastors and Science Project

"I spend a good deal of my time doing pre-health advising, also known as 'pre-med' advising. It's a great part of my job to be able to write up the fine accomplishments of our students for medical, dental, PA and other schools. It's never hard to find great things to say about our wonderful students."


Alumni Stories

An Affordable Investment

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You don't need to pay top-dollar for a top-flight education.
We're committed to making our first-rate Christian liberal arts education an affordable investment for your family.
Learn more ➔


For more information, contact:

Sean Clark, Ph.D.
Director of Health Professions
Professor of Kinesiology
E   |  P 978 867 4844

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