Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Program in Medicine (Health & Human Services)

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Students from Departments within the College of Health & Human Services

Sherine Brown-Fraser, 269-471-3351 (Marsh Hall)
Timothy Newkirk, 269-471-3605 (Science Complex)
Karen Reiner, 269-471-3622 (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: www.aamc.org and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: www.aacom.org. 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 College of Health & Human Services 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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