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Preparation for Medical and Healthcare Science Careers
Preparation for Medical and Healthcare Science Careers

Let us be your gateway to a medical healthcare professional career.

Vital healthcare professional schools require specific undergraduate requirements. As a pre‑health professional student at Benedictine University, you'll be able to learn about and prepare for a career in one of the expanding fields in the healthcare arena. Health care delivery in America uses teams of professionals, and each are experts in their fields. At Benedictine University, students are able to pursue any area of interest that suits their passions and talent, while still obtaining coursework and training needed to gain entry to a healthcare professional after graduation.


Alumni SpotlightText 


Erik L. Johnson, BS, MD


Erik Johnson, a native of Chicagoland who attended Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, began his medical career at Loyola University-Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at The University of California-Irvine, receiving numerous accolades during his residency including Resident of the Year and the P. Colin Kelly award for the “Pediatrician Who Teaches.” In 2000, Johnson began practicing at Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center with The Medical Care Group. He continued teaching at Midwestern University in the Physician Assistant Program. In 2014, his focus shifted to administration with his appointment as medical director-pediatric services for Alexian Brothers Health System and the Alexian Brothers Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He has been influential in advancing centers of excellence in Neurology and Endocrinology. Johnson is on the Board of Directors of the AMITA Health Medical Group and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation. He has recently served on the Executive Leadership Team for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.

What our students say...


Mahrukh Raheem

Class of 2020

"Class sizes are a little smaller at Benedictine compared to other universities. People can form a community within a classroom, which makes it easier to learn together. I love the community aspect at Benedictine’s College of Science. Students can learn from each other through constructive team projects, and professors are always willing to help students."

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119