Pre-Medicine

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

At Morningside University, our pre-medical program aims to provide comprehensive coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics while cultivating strong critical thinking and writing skills. We understand the importance of the MCAT for medical school applications, and our recommended majors in biology and/or chemistry ensure you are well-prepared. With personalized advising and opportunities for additional science courses and internships, our Morningside graduates consistently achieve high acceptance rates and excel in their medical degree pursuits.

Degrees

Pre-Medicine

Preprofessional

A Great Fit For

  • Detail-oriented individuals: With the extensive prerequisites and requirements for medical school, being detail-oriented is crucial to ensure all the necessary coursework and experiences are completed accurately and efficiently.
  • Science enthusiasts: Pre-medical majors typically involve significant coursework in biology and chemistry.
  • Goal-driven and ambitious individuals: Pursuing a career in medicine requires dedication, perseverance, and a strong drive to succeed.
  • Collaborative team players: As future healthcare professionals, being able to effectively collaborate with peers, communicate well, and contribute positively to group dynamics is essential.

Your Undergraduate Path

Pre-medical students at Morningside University typically major in Biology and/or Chemistry and fulfill the necessary prerequisites. Each school may have its own specific requirements. Completing allopathic requirements can also meet the criteria for osteopathic schools, but not the other way around. MD/Ph.D. programs are also an option. Remember to consult with your Academic Adviser, Faculty Adviser, or an adviser at your chosen medical school for guidance.

*Each medical school has its own undergraduate prerequisites, so applicants should contact the school or college of their choice for specific requirements. Be sure to consult with your Academic Adviser, Faculty Adviser, or an adviser at the medical school that you plan to attend.

Typical Plan of Study

  • General Biology with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
  • General Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Calculus, or in some cases Algebra/Statistics (1-2 semesters)
  • English (2 semesters)

COMMON PRE-MEDICINE MAJORS

Typically, students at Morningside University who identify as Pre-Medicine major in Biology and/or Chemistry and then add appropriate prerequisites.

MEET YOUR ADVISOR

Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Applying to Medical School

Requirements for admission usually include the following:

  • Academic prerequisites
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Interview
  • Extracurricular activities and community involvement
  • A competitive GPA

Maximize your Undergraduate Experience

Students need to also consider the following requirements during their undergraduate path:

  • Academic prerequisites
  • Maintain a strong GPA
  • Seek out research experiences in biology, chemistry, or other relevant fields
  • Gain exposure to the healthcare field through volunteering or shadowing experiences
  • Engage in extracurricular activities that demonstrate your leadership skills, teamwork abilities, and commitment to community service
  • Cultivate strong relationships with professors, advisors, and mentors who can guide and support you throughout your journey towards medical school
  • Begin preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) early

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