About Us


The Carleton Pre-Health Association was founded in September 2003. It started out as the Carleton Organization for Minority Premedical Students (COMPS). In January 2004, the group changed its focus and its name to include pre-health students on campus. In Fall 2013, the name of the organization was changed to Carleton Pre-Health Association (CPA) to make it include students from all backgrounds. However, MSPC's mission of increasing the number of minority students in the healthcare field still remains one of our top priorities. Our organization has always been open to everyone and welcomes students from any background. Our main goal is to provide support to all pre-health students at Carleton College.

Our main goals are:

  1. Serve as a resource for pre-med students.
  2. Increase exposure of pre-med students from minority groups to health related graduate institutions, health professions, and the medical field in general.
  3. Provide community service to the greater Northfield community.
  4. Increase awareness of the Carleton College community to health issues facing minority and low- income communities.