Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary Preparation
Students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements; therefore,
it is important that students consult with their advisor each semester before
registering for courses.
Elaine Magyar - Premedical, Predental, and Preoptometry Advisor
Edith Anthony - Preveterinary Advisor
Admission Requirements for Preprofessional Preparation
To qualify for admission to dental, medical, optometry, or veterinary school, students must present a strong liberal arts background, show competency in writing, competency in their chosen academic majors, and demonstrate some knowledge of work in the laboratory sciences. Although neither a specific major nor a specific program of study is required for application, a biology or chemistry major will provide excellent preparation. In addition, most schools require the results of the student's performance on some standardized tests of verbal and quantitative analytical abilities.
Beginning in the freshman year, students interested in dental, medical, optometry, or veterinary school should consult with the appropriate preprofessional advisor concerning a plan of study and application procedures to a professional school. Since individual schools have specific course requirements, it is essential to consult with the advisor early in the program of study. Students should also supplement their majors with the following courses: Biology 111, 112, 114; Chemistry 103, 104, 205, 206; Physics 101, 102; and two or three courses in advanced biology, chosen in consultation with the appropriate advisor. It is strongly recommended that students take mathematics sequences through calculus as well as intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages.
Each year the faculty is able to nominate several students from the premedical studies area as Early Decision Candidates for the medical school at Brown University. Students who meet the course requirements can be accepted into Brown's medical school. Complete details are available from the premedical advisor.
Course Requirements for Preprofessional Preparation
Note: It is strongly recommended that students take mathematics sequences through calculus as well as intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages.