There is a great deal of variation in how and when those considering a future in health care fulfill the academic prerequisites for health professions programs. While one student may complete all of the requirements through courses taken here at Bowdoin, a roommate may choose to focus on a non-science area of interest during the undergraduate years and complete the science prerequisites in a post-baccalaureate program. Someone else may decide to pursue a combination of these options, possibly even including a summer course or two, if necessary. Some health care fields actually require courses not taught at Bowdoin, such as human anatomy and human physiology. Your specific interests, abilities and academic preparation in the sciences will be important factors to consider as you map out your courses.