Students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in medicine (M.D. and D.O.) and other health-related professions (e.g., chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, podiatry or veterinary medicine) gain a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts at the University of Mary. Students are provided opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, to participate in experiences that will enhance their pre-professional preparation. Examples include participation in the many leadership, learning, and service activities available through membership in the Pre-Professional Student Association and other service organizations. Research seminars, panel discussions, and practice interviews are made available to students. In addition, some upper level courses require independent research projects and students may pursue independent study research projects in conjunction with area research institutions.
Because professional schools’ entrance requirements vary widely, students are urged to contact the professional school they wish to attend to assure that they have taken all of the prerequisite classes to meet program requirements. When the following courses have been completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, the student will receive a notation of the appropriate pre-healthcare concentration on his/her transcript.
When adding this program, be sure to specify which option you are pursuing:
- Pre-Physician Assistant