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If you're passionate about a career in medicine, you know that you'll be constantly learning and growing over a period of many years. It makes sense to enroll in rigorous Pre-Medical program that prepares you for the journey to medical school and beyond. Edinboro's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Pre-Medical program does just that.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

As a Pre-Medical student at Edinboro, you will be held to high standards. You'll follow a curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including those that are required and recommended for medical school, as well as those that prepare you for the newest version of the competitive Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, and you'll be a qualified candidate for any medical school.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you're equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and be poised for success in medical school.

Interested in Family Medicine?

If the answer is yes, you can challenge yourself for early admission to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) through our Pre-Medical LECOM 3+4 track.

How Edinboro Supports You.

State licensure and a professional degree such as Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) are required before you can practice as a physician or surgeon. However, it's never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field, and your professors and advisors at Edinboro can help you prepare to get the certifications you need to have an amazing career.

Opportunities at Edinboro include:

  • Hands-on field courses throughout the year, including summer work at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
  • Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert
  • Internships that allow you to earn credits and provide firsthand experience in the field
  • Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional, or national meetings
  • On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Health Professions Club

Surround Yourself With Future Professionals.

Students like you who are focused and serious about careers in health care are here at Edinboro. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126C and 146 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-2158

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As you explore careers in the field of health care, new interests may arise. Consider these other options at Edinboro:
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Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Master of Science (MS)