Health Science (Pre Med)

Medicine as Mission

Medicine provides a unique opportunity to address the physical needs of people and also share the life-giving truth of the gospel. Corban’s pre-professional Health Science degree will prepare you to bring hope and health to people in any setting. Whether you serve in a developing country, share your skills on short-term mission trips, practice in your own community or engage in medical research, you can make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

  • female Corban student inspecting Hatian child's mouth
  • female Corban student lighting bunsen burner in classroom lab
  • male Corban student holding Haitian baby
Real World Preparation

Corban’s Health Science program prepares you to excel in a variety of medical careers with cutting-edge coursework and real world experience. Instead of just learning theory, you’ll see firsthand how medicine makes a difference through internships and job shadowing with expert medical staff in local hospitals. After graduation, our students pursue careers such as:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Missionary
  • Clinical Researcher

Graduates of Corban have been accepted to leading graduate schools and our alumni are working around the world, using their health science careers to make a difference for Christ.

International Medicine

During your time as a Corban student, you’ll also have the opportunity to provide healthcare internationally. In remote villages in Haiti, you will work alongside physicians and nurses to serve, love and care for some of the neediest people in the world.

Cutting-Edge Coursework

Keep current with the latest developments in the fast-paced and ever-changing field of health science with Corban’s outstanding academics. Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • Advanced Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Issues in Health Science
  • Medical Microbiology

Focused MCAT Prep

In collaboration with Kaplan, Inc., we prepare our students for the medical school entrance exam through a focused MCAT preparatory course. You’ll be able to approach the exam with confidence and move on to the next phase of your medical career.

Relevant Research

Research carried out in the Health Science department covers a range of scientific and medically-relevant topics. This research is funded by external foundations, alumni and business stakeholders, and university grants. Students present their research at Corban University’s Annual Science Symposium and at other conferences in the Pacific Northwest.

"Shadowing a variety of physicians was an essential piece in God’s plan for my medical journey. I gained an accurate picture of the hard work and sacrifice required of physicians, broadened my understanding of the various aspects of medicine, and feel my reasoning for continuing into family practice was solidified."

Esther Gallaway
Pre-Medicine, Class of 2013
Dessieux Scholarship

This is the highest scholarship awarded by the Health Science program, designed for students who have a passion for science and helping others through health care.

As a confirmation of Corban University’s dedication to these future health care providers, we have reserved two merit scholarships for students enrolled in the Health Science degree who have high academic standing and desire to serve those with the greatest medical needs by pursuing a career in the medical field.

up to $72K $16K - $18K/yr

Benefits and Expectations
  • Individual mentoring with faculty and physicians
  • Hands-on medical internships in local hospitals
  • Medical mission trips to Haiti
  • Annual Science Symposium Participation
Who May Apply?

Transfer and currently-enrolled students are not eligible. Annual award amount will be $1,000 more than the academic scholarship for which the student qualifies, up to $18,000, or a minimum of $16,000. Replaces all other academic scholarships. Renewable for four years.

Application Timeline
  • Feb. 1 - Application deadline
  • March 1 - Finalists notified
Annual Renewal Criteria
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA overall and 3.25 in the Health Science major
  • Continuous enrollment in Health Science major

Dr. Dessiuex

Dr. Guesly Dessieux is a family physician who is also a native of Haiti. Practicing in the United States allows Dr. Dessieux the freedom to pursue his passion to lead medical missions to Haiti and around the world. Each year he takes Corban students to Haiti to serve by providing free medical clinics. Corban faculty and students along with health care professionals participate in this life-changing experience.

Apply for the Dessieux Scholarship