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Recommended Loras Majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Biological Research—while a science major is not required most successful medical students have embarked on a rigorous science degree.
Undergraduate Science/Math Courses Needed for Admission: 2 Semesters of Biology, 2 semesters of Physics, 2 Semesters of General Chemistry, 2 Semesters of Organic Chemistry, 1 Semester of Biochemistry, 1 Semester Statistics, 1 Semester of Mathematics.
Electives: A well-rounded background in the social sciences and humanities including but not limited to; philosophy, psychology, history, foreign languages, business, and mathematics.
Professional Medical School Programs Loras Graduates Have Attended: University of Iowa, Des Moines University, Southern Illinois University, Rocky Vista University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Midwestern University
Percentage of Loras Applicants Admitted in Last 3 Years: over 90%
Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 3.4 however the most competitive students hover at 3.7
Undergraduate Pre-Medicine Program at Loras College: Students here at Loras gain a vast experience both academically and non academically making them outstanding applicants for medical school. From the rigorous academic degree, research opportunities, hands on lab experience including the cadaver lab, volunteer/leadership/community service options, to health care experience supported by a very robust health care system in the Dubuque area, Loras provides all the components for a very sound applicant hands down. Loras also provides a full time health science advisor to work with students regularly as they move through the undergraduate years.
Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Program at Loras College: Our “career-changer” Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Program offers a 12-month intensive program for those who already have an undergraduate degree in an area outside of the sciences, to complete the commonly required classes for entrance to most medical schools. In this intensive postbaccalaureate program you will be advised and guided by a dedicated pre-health advisor, intensely prepare for the MCAT exam, observe and learn from doctors in hospitals and clinics, and receive a detailed committee letter of recommendation for medical school.
Postbaccalaureate Pre-Med/Pre-Health Program
Professional Program Information: Medical school education last four years with the first two years of didactic work (classroom) followed by two years of clinical rotations. Graduates then enter a residency program (3 years or more) to do advanced training and qualify for a medical specialty. Upon successful completion of the program students are awarded an Allopathic degree (MD) or an Osteopathic degree (DO).
For more information on Allopathic Medicine (MD) visit www.amsa.org/premed
For more information on Osteopathic Medicine (DO) visit www.aacom.org
For more information on medical schools visit www.aamc.org
For more information on Health Care Careers, visit www.explorehealthcareers.org.