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Pre-Medical Track at Hope College
*** The info below is for Hope students graduating in 2013 -2015 ****
Do I need to shadow or know the medical profession?
Medical school admission committees want to see that a student has learned about the medical profession through first-hand, health care related experiences. These experience can be volunteer or work in a hospital, health clinic or nursing home. It should also include extensive physician shadowing in many specialities both primary care and sub specialities.
What about community service?
Medical school admission committees also look at a student's experiences for evidence that the student is committed to serving and helping others. They also expect that a student is able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
How do I learn more about US Medical Schools?
Specific admissions requirement for each medical school can be found in the book "Medical School Admissions Requirements". This book can be ordered on-line at the Association of American Medical Colleges. It is also available on closed reserve in VanWylen Library at the reserves desk under Health Professions. Information on osteopathic medicial school requirements can be found online.
Useful Web Links to Medical School Information
Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Where do I learn more about the Medical Profession?
For advising or questions related to the Pre-Medical track at Hope College, please contact Professor T. Prokopow.