Plan of Study

Students who have an interest in a medical career attend a prospective pre-medicine program meeting in the fall. At the meeting, they hear presentations from pre-medicine and medical humanities program staff members, officers of pre-professional health 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 Pre-Medicine Program Director. The meeting is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn about the required pre-med courses and recommended medical volunteering opportunities. After the initial small-group meeting, all subsequent meetings will be one-on-one with the program director.
  • Begin community service and medical exposure

Courses

  • Biology 111 and 112, or 113 and 114
  • Chemistry 115, 201, 202, and 215
  • Physics 120 and 220 or 130 and 230

    Note: Some of these courses may be taken during your junior year.

Juniors

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

Also during your junior year, you will be interviewed by a pre-medicine advisory committee member and will receive an evaluation report prepared by the pre-medicine program director. The report will include your advisory committee rating and a 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 and dental schools you choose.