American medical and dental schools are extremely interested in students who have a strong liberal arts background – precisely the education Ohio Wesleyan provides.

About the Major

The pre-medicine/pre-dentistry major gives one the breadth background necessary to prepare you for many health professions. The courses required are those most frequently necessary for admission to colleges of medicine and dentistry. You should consult the pre-medical/dental advisor early in your college career for the admissions requirements of specific medical or dental schools. This major is recommended only for students wishing to combine it with a second major, such as zoology, chemistry, botany-microbiology, psychology, neuroscience, or other areas, because it alone does not provide enough depth of background in any single area if you do not enter one of the professional schools.

Nationwide and at OWU, less than half of medical students start their medical training the August after they graduate. The reason for this is that students desiring to attend professional school directly after graduating must take either the Medical College Admission Test or the Dental Admission Test by late spring of their junior year, and also apply that June. Completing all the necessary coursework by then and as well as studying enough to excel on the admission test requires careful scheduling and extreme self-discipline. It can also leave you unable to fully engage in other activities on campus, including doing service work and gaining clinical experiences that the professional schools either desire or require.

Planning for Med School?

Are you beginning to plan your undergraduate curriculum? Download this helpful list of the OWU courses you will be required to take in order to apply for admission to medical/dental school.

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Highlights

Graduate Outcomes

David Gatz '10

A Rhodes Scholar semifinalist, David graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has stayed in Baltimore for his residency in Emergency Medicine.

Program Contact Info

Location

Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3889
E ajgatz@owu.edu

Program Contact

Director: John Gatz
740-368-3889
ajgatz@owu.edu