Plan of Study

Students who have an interest in medicine/allied health careers attend a prospective pre-medicine/allied health program meeting in the fall. At the meeting, they hear presentations from pre-medicine/allied health and medical humanities program staff members, officers of pre-health professional societies, and area physicians.

Here's an overview as you plan a course of study:

First-Year Students and Sophomores

  • Sign up for a small-group meeting with the Director of Premedicine and Allied Health Professions. The meeting is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn about the required pre-med/pre-health courses and recommended healthcare volunteering opportunities. After the initial small-group meeting, all subsequent meetings will be one-on-one with the program director.
  • Begin clinical exposure and get involved in the community and on campus.

Courses

  • Biology 111 and 113, or 112 and 114
  • Chemistry 115, 220, 250, and 350
  • Physics 120 and 220 or 130 and 230
  • Biochemistry: BIO 303 or Chemistry 230 
  • Statistics: BIO 240, PSY 310, SOC 260, MAT 341, POL 201 or ECO 105

Note: Some of these courses may be taken during your junior year.  Refer to this page for information on required pre-medicine courses.

Juniors

  • Complete pre-medicine/pre-dentistry/pre-health coursework and continue community service and healthcare exposure.
  • Prepare for the MCAT/DAT/other professional school entrance exams by attending the Alpha Epsilon Delta forum to learn how other students have studied for these professional school entrance exams.
  • Begin to narrow the list of medical/other professional schools to which you will apply.
  • Submit an application for a pre-medicine advisory committee evaluation in the fall semester.
  • Attend the pre-medicine and allied health program director's dinner and participate in a practice interview with Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society and/or the Center for Career Development.
  • Attend an application service forum organized by Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society.

Also during your junior year, you will be interviewed by a pre-medicine advisory committee and receive a premedical advisory committee rating.  An evaluation report will prepared by the director of pre-medicine and allied health professions which will include your committee rating, a composite evaluation and the letters of recommendation from those who evaluated you. At your request, the evaluation report will be sent to all medical schools to which you apply.

Seniors

Your senior year will include lots of paperwork and interviews. You will also:

  • Complete your secondary applications.
  • Request that Program Assistant Karen Baldwick send your advisory committee evaluation report to the medical/dental/other professional schools of you choice.

Note: Many premedical students choose to take one or more gap yars between college and medical school. If you choose to take a gap year, you have the option of being evaluated by the premedical advisory committee during your senior year.