Pre-Medicine Program

Prepare for a career improving the lives of individuals and communities as a leader in healthcare. Gain the academic and clinical experience to pursue your passion in medical school.

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Why Study Pre-Med at Albion?

Through the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine, our pre-med program will prepare you with the coursework, service, clinical experience and research to take your next steps in medicine. As a result, 96% of our students that have applied to medical school over the last eight years have been accepted. As a pre-med student, you’ll train as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or emergency medical technician (EMT) and prepare for the MCAT in our unique preparation program in partnership with Kaplan.

While many pre-med students major in biology or biochemistry, our pre-med program caters to students from any major. You’ll have all the benefits of a broad liberal arts education, developing cultural competence, communication, teamwork, and social skills as you learn through one-on-one mentorship with faculty, close relationships with your peers and plenty of opportunities for active learning.

What Will You Learn as a Pre-Med Student?

You’ll develop a broad foundation in biology, chemistry, kinesiology and physics, taking classes in genetics, human anatomy, biochemistry and cell and molecular biology.

Our liberal arts core will expose you to diverse perspectives and make you a better communicator and critical thinker, skills that will help you succeed in the MCAT. You'll take classes in English, math and social sciences that will contextualize your scientific study and ensure you meet the requirements for medical school.

You’ll prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in our unique preparation program. 

You'll learn by doing, gaining hands-on experience through clinical placements, internships, volunteering, community engagement and research.

Highlights

Clinical Experience

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As a member of the Wilson Institute, you’ll work with our dedicated health professions advisors to obtain experiential learning opportunities with alumni, including clinical, service and research positions. You’ll have the opportunity to train as a certificate nursing assistant CNA or emergency medical technician EMT, getting hands-on experience and learning from medical practitioners. You’ll graduate with a broad range of experience and the observation and volunteering hours that will make you a competitive applicant to medical school.

MCAT Preparation Program

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Our Graduate Admission Preparation course includes free MCAT preparation via a partnership with Kaplan, one of the premiere MCAT preparation programs in the country. You’ll get the structure and guidance you need to pass the MCAT with confidence through live courses, practice tests and tutoring from MCAT experts.

Partnerships with Professional Schools

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Albion College’s pre-health programs are widely recognized for their academic rigor and quality. As a result, you’ll benefit from our preferred admission agreements with highly-respected professional programs when it comes to applying for medical schools. These include partnerships with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) and Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Professional Advising

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Our dedicated health professions advisors are trained and experienced in all aspects of the medical school application process, including course selection, personal statements and interviews. You’ll receive ongoing personalized advising as you develop a competitive application, including application and essay writing support. You’ll also attend regular professional development workshops.

Careers & Outcomes

Our pre-med program prepares you to matriculate into medical schools and pursue work in the field of medicine.  Below are examples of some of the professions our students choose, as well as professional schools our students have recently attended.

Briefcase

Job Titles

  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrician
  • Family Medicine Practitioner
  • OB/GYN

Graduate Schools

  • University of Michigan
  • WMed (Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine)
  • Central Michigan University
  • Michigan State University (College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Wayne State University
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine