Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary Preparation

Advisors

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
Eric Hall - 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

Course No. Course Title Credits
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS 101General Physics I4
PHYS 102General Physics II4
Two or three courses in advanced biology, chosen in consultation with the appropriate advisor6-12

Total Credit Hours

38-44

Note: It is strongly recommended that students take mathematics sequences through calculus as well as intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages.

Brown University Medical School Early Identification

Each year the faculty is able to nominate several students from the premedical studies area as candidates in a program of "early identification" with the medical school at Brown University. Students who meet the course requirements can be accepted as Early Decision Candidates into the medical school. Complete details are available from the premedical advisor.

Page last updated: Aug. 13, 2013