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 advisers work closely with each student to determine their passions and goals. Research experience begins as early as a student’s first year. Many of our 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 dctor 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.
For Emily Krueger, the decision to join a sorority led to four years of involvement, growth and leadership development. A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she was named College’s 2019-20 Greek Woman of the Year.
Makayla Jibben and Celeste Lythgoeare the Trustees’ Scholars in the Class of 2024. The Trustees’ Scholarship recognizes first-time Monmouth freshmen from across the nation who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and leadership in their schools and communities.
The LeSuer Nature Preserve provides opportunities for field classes and research.
Rolling hills split by a small stream offer upland grassland, forest, riparian, and aquatic habitats for study. Restoration of the entire area to pre-settlement conditions, hello native prairie grass, provides abundant opportunities for student research. Water quality monitoring and aquatic ecology studies are also possible in the stream.
The combined strength of five outstanding programs: Global Food Security; Global Public Health; Peace, Ethics & Social Justice; Peace Corp Preparation Program; and the Rural Teacher Corps (TARTANS). Together, they work with students to help solve problems the world faces by starting to make change on campus.