The demand for ethical, effective physicians is always high. If you possess the aptitude for science and the heart for helping those in need, let us help you prepare for a career in medicine. Realization of that dream will depend upon a high quality undergraduate experience. We have a long history of preparing motivated, qualified students for successful entry into medical schools. Make a difference in your community by combining character, social, and intellectual competencies to become a contributing member of the healing profession.
Your success as a premedical applicant and medical school student will require a working knowledge of the natural and behavioral sciences. Our distinguished faculty will guide you through rigorous coursework in biology, chemistry and physics. In these courses, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art labs and research opportunities.
Our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) also will walk alongside and provide guidance for satisfying prerequisite requirements, networking opportunities and interview preparation. In addition to regularly notifying you of on-campus workshops, speakers and professional school representatives, HPAC will keep you posted regarding online webinars and regional health fairs.
HPAC scholarships are awarded as need-based supplemental financial aid to a number of qualified pre-health applicants. The HPAC also provides merit-based Ward Scholarships and Ward Research Fellowships to a few exceptional students who have been nominated and selected by faculty. Our aim is to provide you with all the tools and resources needed for your success as a professional school applicant.
Our office can assist you in determining which courses you need to satisfy professional school requirements. To learn about the admission requirements for particular professional schools, we recommend that you visit their websites.
Although course requirements can vary from one health professional program to another, these are the courses required by most medical schools:
General biology: Eight semester hours with labs
General chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Organic chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Physics: Four to six semester hours with lab(s)
Math: trigonometry or calculus, depending upon physics prerequisites.
English: Six semester hours