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DePauw students have gone on to prestigious medical and health programs from almost every major on campus. At DePauw there is no “pre-med major.” Students interested in pre-medical studies and other health professions can major in any field, so long as they fulfill the prerequisites for their specific program.

If you are interested in a career in medicine or other health-related field, it is important to set up a meeting with Ken Kirkpatrick, the Health Science Adviser, or a faculty member in the sciences. Click here to contact...

We offer numerous opportunities for students to engage with alumni and other professionals in medicine and health sciences. We also provide on-campus opportunities for MCAT test preparation and Emergency Medical Technician training. Click here to learn more...

Many medical and professional programs recommend students pursue internship and undergraduate clinical research opportunities as well as demonstrated community engagement. Please stop by the Kathryn F. Hubbard Center for Student Engagement for more information. We have helped our students secure internships at the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Institute of Health, and Eli Lilly & Company, as well as many other programs.


Course Work

DePauw recommends a minimum of fourteen and one-quarter courses in the sciences and mathematics for applicants to medical school and other health professional programs. We encourage students to begin chemistry early because there are a lot of required courses and some knowledge of chemistry is assumed in biology coursework.

Suggested Courses *
Chemistry 120
Structure & Properties of Organic Molecules w/ Lab
Chemistry 130
Structure & Properties of Inorganic Compounds w/ Lab
Chemistry 170
Stoichiometric Calculations
Chemistry 240
Structure & Function of Biomolecules w/ Lab
Chemistry 260
Thermodynamics, Equilibrium & Kinetics w/ Lab
Chemistry 320
Organic Mechanisms & Synthesis w/ Lab
Biology 135
Organismal Biology w/ Lab
Biology 145
Ecology & Evolution
Biology 215
Cells & Genes
Physics 120
Principles of Physics I w/ Lab
Physics 130
Principles of Physics II w/ Lab
Additional upper-level course in Biology w/ lab
Math 151
Calculus (or Math 135 & 136)
Psychology 100
Introductory Psychology
Sociology 100
Contemporary Society

*Some programs may require or recommend additional courses, be sure to check the medical or professional school’s website for specific program recommendations or prerequisites.


Medical School Admissions Numbers

ACADEMIC YEARDPU APPSDPU ACCEPTSDPU %NATIONAL APPSNATIONAL ACCEPTSNATIONAL %
2013 38 16 42.1% 46448 20305 43.7%
2012 43 18 41.9% 43548 19735 45.3%
2011 41 17 41.5% 42423 19585 46.2%
2010 41 17 41.5% 41309 19086 46.2%
2009 53 27 50.9% 40811 18771 46.0%
2008 51 30 58.8% 40854 18651 45.7%
2007 39 18 46.2% 41017 18382 44.8%
2006 40 20 50.0% 37702 17892 47.5%
2005 40 21 52.5% 36049 15762 43.7%
2004 44 27 61.4% 34371 16441 47.8%
2003 31 15 48.4% 33317 16317 49.0%
Total 461 226 49.0% 437849 200927 45.9%

AMCAS Applications and Acceptances


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