PRE-MEDICINE


The Pre-Medicine Program fulfills the requirements of a major course of study while preparing students for entrance into medical, dental, or veterinary school.

Students applying to medical school should present a strong foundation in the natural sciences, as well as a liberal education in the social sciences and humanities.  A science major is strongly recommended because a minimum number of science courses which must be completed:
  • Biology (one year)
  • Chemical Principles (one year)
  • Organic Chemistry (one year)
  • Mathematics (one year)
  • Physics (one year)
In addition, the following courses are strongly recommended:
  • Psychology
  • Analytical and/or Physical Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Bio-organic and Physiological Chemistry or Molecular Biology

Upon entering the Pre-Medicine Program, you will meet with the Chairperson of the Pre-Health Committee for advisement on the course requirements for entrance into medical school.  Each semester, you will meet with the Pre-Health Chairperson and/or other members of the Committee for program assessment.  The Committee will also interview you in the spring of your junior year to prepare a Committee letter of recommendation.  During the spring semester of your junior year, you will take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), VeterinaryAptitude Test (VAT), or the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT).  Applications are submitted to medical, veterinary or dental schools during the fall of your senior year.

 

 

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