Pre-MedicalThe human body is an intricate, resilient machine. Doctors strive to understand its intricacies so they can help their patients maintain or restore health and well-being.
When you pursue a pre-medical course of study, you equip yourself for the rigors and fulfillment of a career in medicine, caring for others through trusted, often lifelong relationships.
At St. Norbert, you’ll work with a pre-medical advisor to ensure that your undergraduate studies prepare you for admission to your medical school of choice. You must be an undergraduate degree candidate to be admitted to most medical schools, so your St. Norbert advisor will encourage you to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in one of three majors:
During your pre-medical study, you’ll also take the Medical College Admission Test to verify that you are qualified and on the right track for a career in medicine.
A Pre-Medical Degree at Work
Job prospects for physicians look strong for the foreseeable future. Employment in the field is projected to grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, a rate faster than the average for all occupations.
Enhance Your Pre-Medical Degree
You can make your pre-medical study your own at St. Norbert through collaborative research with a faculty member. You’ll find your professors eager to mentor you in designing a research project that engages you in real science, even as an undergraduate.
As a pre-medical student, you may be eligible for the William Thiel Scholarship for students pursuing careers in medicine or the natural sciences.
Like all undergraduates at St. Norbert, we encourage you to study abroad as a pre-medical student. Beyond allowing you to explore the world, international experience gives you an edge in the keen competition for medical school admission.
The eyes of the world were on pediatric fellow Dr. Oluyemisi Fowode-Adeyemi ’04 as she assisted with a demanding surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital.
It was a love of science that first drew two pre-dental students together. Married for six years, the couple is now endowing a dissection lab that will serve new generations of science majors.