PreProf475

Pre-Professional

FOCUS ON: PRE-PROFESSIONAL FIELDS

Pre-Medical, Pre-Chiropractic, and Veterinary

Admission requirements common to medical schools vary, and students need to be in contact with advisors from intended medical schools. Certain basic courses are required by practically all medical schools. Included in these courses would be:

  • A minimum of three semesters of Biology
  • One year of Inorganic Chemistry
  • One year of Organic Chemistry
  • One year of Physics
  • One year of English
  • One semester of College Mathematics

These courses will also satisfy entrance requirements for most schools of veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, pediatric medicine, and optometry. Courses should be planned for the entire college career in consultation with pre-med faculty advisor to the pre-med students. All pre-medical students must arrange to take the new Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), which is administered twice a year. One year of physics and one year of calculus are strongly recommended for success on the MCAT and medical school admission.

Dentistry

There are certain basic pre-dental education courses which must be completed prior to enrollment in dental school. Since these schools vary with regard to these required courses, it is imperative that the applicant be in communication with the intended dental school and its pre-requisites. However, most dental schools require the same list of courses mentioned above for medical schools. Dental school applicants must take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), which is administered twice each year. As above, one year of physics and one year of calculus are strongly recommended.