THE MARQUETTE ADVANTAGE
GET AN INSIDE TRACK. Marquette enjoys a strong relationship with many medical schools, particularly Creighton University, St. Louis University, the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (which used to be Marquette's medical school). You can learn more about the profession by attending lectures and observing medicine in action at MCW.
GET PREPARED. Marquette's pre-med advisers will work closely with you throughout your undergraduate career to ensure you have what it takes — from assembling the best curriculum and application to preparing for the MCAT — to be a strong candidate for medical school admission.
GET CONNECTED. Join Marquette's chapter of the national premedical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, which brings speakers in from the medical community, coordinates volunteer opportunities and sponsors group visits to medical schools. And through the Medical Society of Milwaukee County's Physician Mentor Program, you can shadow doctors in a variety of specialty fields.
GET IN. Through Marquette's University Core of Common Studies, you'll hone your scientific skills along with your communication and reasoning skills. This will help you not only on the MCAT, but throughout medical school and medical practice.
BIOETHICS INTERNSHIP — PHILOSOPHY'S CUTTING EDGE. With Marquette's internship through the Medical College of Wisconsin's Center for the Study of Bioethics, you have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment — philosophical ethics, law, medicine, pastoral counseling — that explores the complex questions that accompany medical advances, especially with respect to beginning- and end-of-life issues.
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WHAT SHOULD I STUDY FOR PRE-MED?
Pre-med is not a major at Marquette; it's a statement of your intention to go to medical school someday. Therefore, you should choose a major that will give you the right background you'll need to succeed in medical school and practice. Although specific course requirements vary among medical schools, most typically require two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and English composition.
Medical schools don't require particular undergraduate majors. However, some majors that tend to work well for our pre-med students are:
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT
In recent years, our graduates have been admitted at a rate consistently above the national average to medical schools all over the country including:
- Brown University
- Creighton University
- Harvard University
- Loyola University Chicago
- Mayo Medical School
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Northwestern University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Rush Medical College, Chicago
- St. Louis University
- University of Kansas
- University of Minnesota
- University of Wisconsin
- Yale University