Pre-Medicine Studies and Advising
Students who plan to pursue a medical degree after graduation for a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, or podiatry should contact the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to an academic major advisor, the student will be assigned a Pre-Med advisor who will help with course selection, researching medical schools, completing the medical school application process, and preparing for MCATs.
Although medical schools do not require specific degrees as prerequisites for admission, most require strong academic performance in specific courses. The courses most often required include General Biology I and II, Principles of Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, General Physics I and II, Calculus I, and General Psychology.
For Marymount students who choose to major in Biology, a Pre-Med
track is offered. To be a successful medical school applicant, students must also demonstrate an understanding of the medical profession through work or volunteer activities. Required MCAT scores vary by school.
At Marymount, students considering professional study in health fields usually consider Biology as an undergraduate major, but pre-professional requirements can be met through a variety of undergraduate fields. Students should consider majoring in the subject area in which they have the strongest aptitude and interest. Acceptance into health-related professional schools is highly competitive and requires the maintenance of a fairly high undergraduate grade point average. The Pre-Med advisor is available to help design the best possible course sequence for all students interested in a Pre-Med curriculum regardless of their major.