Timeline for Preparation

Spring before Freshman Year

Contact your advisor

Summer before Freshman Year

Orientation and "Science Success Workshop"

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Chemical Problem-Solving (CH 100) / Pre-calculus Algebra (MA 105) if needed (talk with your advisor)

Freshman Fall

Math and appropriate science (if indicated by math placement).

Ideal: General Chemistry

Participate in Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Honor Society activities.

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Freshman Spring

Math and Science courses

       Ideal: General Chemistry and Biology

February Freshman Seminar (about preparing for entrance exams).

Participate in AED activities. See Linda Luck, Pre-Health Coordinator.

Get to know at least one science professor this year.

Summer before Soph Year

Community service project and shadow in a health related field.

Course catch-up (consider taking only one course).

Sophomore Fall

Math and science courses

Ideal: Organic Chemistry/Biology/Physics

Volunteer work and shadowing

Participate in AED activities and student leadership.

Sophomore Spring

Math and science courses

Ideal: Organic Chemistry/Physics, consider taking Genetics

Participate in AED activities, become an initiated member.

Get to know at least one additional science professor this year.

Core Principles of Modern Science; MCAT/DAT/OAT Practice

Summer before Junior Year

Volunteer work and shadowing

Course catch-up (consider taking only one course).

MCAT/DAT/OAT Practice Tests. August MCAT, schedule DAT.

Junior Fall

Coursework, AED. Work closely with Pre-Health Coordinator.

Core Principles of Modern Science; MCAT/DAT/OAT Practice

October OAT

Enroll in Clinical Observation course (BY or CH).

Get to know at least one additional science professor this year.

Consider taking Biochemistry.

Junior Spring

Coursework, AED; Continue clinical observation and shadowing.

MCAT/DAT/OAT Practice Tests. April MCAT

Ask three professors to write letters of recommendation for you. Completely fill form. Supply addressed envelope. Supply resume and personal statement. Send thank you note.

Pre-Health Application, meetings with Pre-Health Coordinator.

Summer before Senior Year

Complete Medical School /Dent/Opt Application. (Medical and Dental- June 1; Optometry Application-August 1)

Senior Fall

Coursework, AED

Continue clinical observation and shadowing. Interviews begin.

Senior Spring

Coursework, AED

Graduation, Acceptance!