Sep 29, 2023  

Pre-Professional Program in Medicine (Health Professions)

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Students from Departments within The School of Health Professions
Karen Reiner, 269-471-3622, (Science Complex)
Sherine Brown-Fraser, 269-471-3351, (Marsh Hall)

Although allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medicine represent different philosophies of patient care, a physician in either branch of medicine is required to pass the same national board examination to practice.

Students seeking admission to medical schools are encouraged to plan a baccalaureate degree that includes courses which meet the stated entrance requirements of the medical school of their choice as listed in Medical School Admissions Requirements or the websites of the Association of American Medical Colleges: and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: The pre-medical student may choose any major or minor and is encouraged to become acquainted with the main bodies of knowledge as represented by the various academic disciplines.

In light of adequate preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and changes in medical school requirements, students should incorporate classwork in the following areas into their curriculum:

  • Biochemistry
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Pre-Professional Programs

The School of Health Professions offers certain pre-professional curricula for students who plan to enter professional schools. For medical and paramedical curricula, Andrews University maintains a special relationship with Loma Linda University.

Required Courses

For Applicants to Loma Linda University School of Medicine

English Composition—6
Foundations of Biology—10
General Chemistry—8
General Physics—8
Organic Chemistry—8

Students should maintain an A/B average in science as well as overall.

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