Pre-Med

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Centre graduates are accepted into the top medical schools in the country. They have established a record of success as medical students and later as health professionals.

At Centre you’ll get a great all-around education: first-rate teachers, first-rate facilities, and small classes that emphasize challenging and personal attention.

Centre provides for-credit internships in medical and other science-related settings. In addition to numerous healthcare-related volunteer opportunities at Danville’s Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Centre students have many opportunities to do joint research with faculty members. Students often co-author papers for publication with their professors and later present their work at professional meetings. These publication credits and professional experiences help in gaining admission to med schools.

Your Major Took You Where?*

EMPLOYER POST-GRADUATE STUDY
Thomas Thoroughbred Farm University of Michigan (Ph.D., ecology and evolutionary biology)
Monument Chemicals Sullivan University (Pharm.D.)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Southern College of Optometry (O.D.)
*A Sampling of Recent Centre Graduates

“Centre helped me grow as both a student and a person. On top of a rigorous course load that taught me how to think, I built great relationships with peers and professors that helped me to interact within a community. During the med-school application process, the faculty helped me develop a competitive application. Centre cultivated my interest in medicine and helped me take the next step in achieving my goals.”

BRYCE MARSHALL
Centre Class of 2018 • Chemistry Major

Pre-Med

There is no specific undergrad major required to be admitted to medical school.

A number of our recent students have gone to med school after majoring in areas such as economics & finance, English, philosophy, religion, and Spanish, in addition to the traditional sciences of behavioral neuroscience (BNS), biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB), biology, and chemistry.

A Centre education gives you skills in analysis, critical thinking, and oral and written communication — abilities that enable you to get into leading med schools, do well in your professional studies, and establish a successful medical career.

• Pre-med students should consult with faculty advisor Professor Kerry Paumi.

• For guidance on medical careers, visit the Health Professions Advisory Group (HPAG) website.

What Courses Should I Take?

Almost every medical school in the U.S. has the same basic entrance requirements. The requirements that follow are also essential for success on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

• Two semesters of biology with lab
• Two semesters of general chemistry with lab
• Two semesters of organic chemistry with lab
• Two semesters of physics with lab
• Two semesters of general college composition
• General college mathematics (math requirements vary depending on the school)
• One semester of biochemistry (required by many medical schools and recommended for the MCAT)
• One semester of psychology and one semester of sociology (recommended for the MCAT)

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