The medical school application process is rigorous. Our pre-med program combines big-school resources with small-school benefits, such as personalized advising and MCAT prep.
Our virtual reality stations allows pre-health students to explore human anatomy up close.
Small class sizes mean our students will get to know their professors, which is especially helpful when it comes time for medical school recommendation letters.
Our "Introduction to Health Careers" class lets students practice suturing, taking blood pressure and other health provider basics early in their academic careers.
Preparation for medical school is an individual path for each student. Our faculty and pre-health advisers help blaze the trail that fits each student best. By pursuing a Pre-Medical track, students are well-prepared for the academic rigors of medical school with a strong foundation in the sciences, as well as the problem-solving and communication skills provided by a liberal arts education.
You’ve got options
Most Pre-Med students choose to major in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or Neuroscience because those programs have the most overlap between requirements for the major and medical school prerequisites. As long as students satisfy appropriate prerequisites for medical school applications, they can choose the major that fits their interests.
Medical schools of recent graduates
Solid academic preparation is critical, but we also help students outside of the classroom
We help students find internships and shadowing experiences that match their interests and help them explore what type of career in medicine they want to pursue. Faculty and advisors work closely with each student to determine their passions and goals. Research experience begins as early as a student’s first year. Students feel well-prepared for medical school because of their experiences in our labs.
Kate Saulcy '19 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine white coat ceremony.
Mackenzie Gillund ’15 celebrates her graduation from the doctor of osteopathic medicine program at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Missouri.
Brad Dulee ’17 with his family, including his sister Laura Dulee ’20, far left, at his University of Illinois College of Medicine white coat ceremony.
Meet Class of 2025 Admiral’s and Goldsborough scholars: Emily Canterbury of Orion, Illinois (1:43) and Ilese Rodeffer of Bushnell, Illinois (6:59); and Godlsborough Scholars Michelle Gutierrez of Chicago (14:11) and Emma Romano of Wilmington, Illinois (19:10).
The Global Public Health minor focuses on improving physical and mental health around the world by researching disease and treatments, promoting healthy lifestyles, and studying prevention of illness and injury.
Its interdisciplinary courses combine kinesiology, modern languages and psychology to give students the perfect preparation for a career in public health or to prepare to attend graduate or medical school.
The best way to learn another culture is to experience it.
Our Monmouth in Mérida program immerses students in a Spanish-speaking culture for a full semester at the same cost as staying on campus.
In addition to regular courses – which include two taught in Spanish – students have an optional service-learning opportunity and stay with host families. Students can also explore local villages and add stamps to their passports by traveling to other countries.