May 20, 2024  

Pre-Professional Program in Medicine

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Students from Departments within The College of Arts & Sciences
Lisa Ahlberg: 269-471-6287
Daniel F. Gonzalez (MLS): 269-471-6043
Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (Biology): 269-471-6085
H. Thomas Goodwin: 269-471-3242
Ryan Hayes: 269-471-3248
Pamela Litvak: 269-471-3240
Kanya Long: 269-471-3263
Peter Lyons: 269-471-6168
David N. Mbungu: 269-471-6399
Marlene N. Murray: 269-471-6243
Benjamin Navia: 269-471-6527
Timothy Newkirk: 269-471-3605
D. David Nowack: 269-471-6065
David Randall: 269-471-3259
Karen Reiner: 269-471-3622
Tasha T. Simpson: 269-471-6283
Denise L. Smith: 269-471-3242
Science Complex

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

Although essentially a liberal arts college, the College of Arts & Sciences 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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