A broad liberal arts education provides an exceptional preparation for a career in the health professions. UChicago students interested in pursuing a career in medicine are encouraged to concentrate in any discipline in which they have a strong interest, while making sure that they fulfill the common entry requirements for professional school. Diversity in courseloads, academic focus, and extracurricular activities contributing to the creation of well-rounded medical school applicants. 

Undergraduate students have a wealth of diversity resources and affinity groups available to them, through the many student organizations that celebrate different cultural heritages, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, spiritualities, and abilities.

Students preparing for a career in the health professions are also strongly encouraged to participate in research and to explore their interests in human service through community and/or hospital volunteer work. The University community offers exceptional opportunities for both types of experiences.