You need to carefully plan and monitor your college career- especially if you plan to apply to medical or dental school. Marygrove College has a pre-medical/pre-dental advisor to assist you in your planning.
Marygrove College has a pre-medical/pre-dental advisor to
assist you in your planning.
As a Marygrove student you will have opportunities to work
closely with faculty members. This is important because their
recommendations are part of the selection criteria used in the
professional schools to which you will be applying.
The medical and dental schools in the United States recognize
the desirability of a broad education. Therefore, it is suggested
that you have some background in social sciences and
humanities, as well as strong communication skills. Naturally,
a solid foundation in the basic natural sciences is required.
While admissions’ requirements vary, generally the required
sequence of core science and mathematics courses include:
- one year of biology with lab
- one year of physics with lab
- one year of general chemistry with lab
- one year of organic chemistry with lab
- mathematics through one semester of calculus
You may choose any major offered at Marygrove. However,
if you major in biology you will be better prepared for the
requirements of medical and dental schools. In addition to
college course work, you will need to prepare to take the
Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT).