Pre-Professional Program for Medical Sciences

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The Pre-Professional Program for Medical Sciences provides information, advisement, and services to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in any major who wish to prepare for careers in medicine (including physician assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.

The minimum prerequisites for admission to the various professional schools in these areas include the following:

  • Biology including laboratory (8 credits)
  • General chemistry including laboratory (8 credits)
  • Organic chemistry including laboratory (8 credits)
  • Physics including laboratory (8 credits)
  • Mathematical analysis or calculus (6 credits)

Additional courses in molecular biology and biochemistry are highly recommended, as is participation in scientific research and a pre-professional internship. You are more likely to be accepted to and succeed in medical school if you have a well-rounded education, a high GPA, a good score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), volunteer experience, and good leadership and communication skills. For more information, see the American Medical Associaton's Education and Careers page.

The Advisory Committee for the Medical Professions, made up of biology and chemistry faculty members, will work with you to help you prepare for admission to medical or professional school. The committee will help you shadow medical professionals and find internships, whether volunteer or paid experiences. The committee and individual faculty members are available to conduct a mock interview with you, help you prepare your application, and write letters of recommendation for medical schools if needed. 

Most schools require applicants to take the MCAT, but each school has its own requirements and specific tests. The advisory committee encourages you to learn about the unique application requirements of each medical school.

For further information, contact Dr. Carl Pratt, chair of the Advisory Committee for the Medical Professions, at cpratt@immaculata.edu.

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved