Pre-Medical & Health Advising
Whether you are a first-semester, first-year student looking for more information on potential careers in health care, or a senior practicing admissions interviews, the Hubbard Center can help you every step of the way! The Hubbard Center provides advising for students interested in pursuing a career in medical and allied health care fields, including advising on course selection, entrance exam preparation and application completion. You can learn more about available resources and support by clicking on the tables below.
Regardless of where you are in your search, the Hubbard Center can provide support. You are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Colleen McCracken, who serves as Health Professions Adviser. She can work with you on helping you determine which health care areas may be of most interest to you, what courses you should take to best prepare you and what additional opportunities you can take advantage of to bolster your candidacy to a post-graduate program.
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 *|
Structure & Properties of Organic Molecules w/ Lab
Structure & Properties of Inorganic Compounds w/ Lab
Structure & Function of Biomolecules w/ Lab
Thermodynamics, Equilibrium & Kinetics w/ Lab
Organic Mechanisms & Synthesis w/ Lab
Evolution, Organisms and Ecology
Ecology & Evolution
Cells & Genes
Principles of Physics I w/ Lab
Principles of Physics II w/ Lab
|Additional upper-level course in Biology w/ lab|
Calculus (or Math 135 & 136)
*Some programs may require or recommend additional courses, be sure to check the medical or professional schools website for specific program recommendations or prerequisites.
Graduate Exam Preparation
Some additional application resources are below. This includes entrance exam support, which can be very helpful in bolstering your application to the top programs you are seeking. You can learn more by clicking on the links provided.
|MEdical Exam preparation Resources|
|Kaplan Test Preparation||Khan Academy MCAT Prep Videos||Medical School Test Preparation|
|MCAT 2015||Medical School MCAT||Post-baccalaureate Pre-Med Programs|
Professional Organizations and Support
A number of professional medical and health care organizations exist, each dedicated to help and support professionals in particular areas of health care. Many of these organizations also provide support to college students seeking to enter a particular field. Some of these organizations are below. You are encouraged to peruse the organizations that are of interest to you for support.
|ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE Links|
|American Association of Medical Colleges||AMCAS Application||MCAT Test|
|Medical School Admissions
|Preparing for the MCAT||MCAT 2015|
|OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Links|
|American Association of Colleges
of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS)
|AACOMAS Application||Osteopathic Colleges|
|American Dental Education Association||AADSAS Application||GoDental|
|American Dental Association||DAT Test||Dental Colleges|
|The American Association
of Colleges of Nursing
|VETERINARY MEDICINE Links|
|The Association of American
Veterinary Medical Colleges
|PHYSICAL THERAPY Links|
|American Physical Therapy Association||PTCAS|
|PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS Links|
|The Physician Assistant
|The Association of Schools
and Colleges of Optometry
|OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Links|
|American Occupational Therapy Association|
|American Chiropractic Association|