Accessibility Tools (CTRL+U)
Hide the tools

After hiding the tool, if you would like to re-enable it, just press CTRL+U to open this window. Or, move your cursor near the tool to display it.

New partnership leads to new opportunities for PLU pre-health sciences graduates

Are you thinking about going into pre-health sciences - medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other related fields?

Posted by:
A student wearing a black mask, a blue baseball cap turned backward, and a white lab coat holds a pipette in front of their face as they practice adding liquid to a pipette.

Image: A PLU student works on pipetting skills in a lab at PLU. (PLU Photo/John Froschauer)

June 26, 2023

PLU just launched a new partnership with the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) to help PLU students apply to medical or other healthcare professional schools.

Located in Yakima, PNWU educates and trains health care professionals emphasizing service among rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest. PNWU ranks in the top 10 in the nation for revolutionizing community health. U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools release ranked PNWU fifth for graduates practicing in medically underserved areas, sixth for graduates practicing in primary care specialties, and tenth for graduates practicing in rural areas.

This brand new partnership opens up six reserved spots each year for PLU graduates interested in pursuing PNWU’s Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program. This collaboration is all about their shared commitment to service, leadership, and caring for the community.

The MAMS program is a year-long program that helps students build essential skills and explore various health career options. It’s perfect for those who plan to apply to medical school or other healthcare professional schools. Around 92% of MAMS graduates from PNWU go on to pursue advanced degrees in healthcare, such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry and more.

If you’re passionate about healthcare and making a difference in your community, keep your eyes on the PLU/PNWU partnership and its incredible programs.