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Pre-Medical Track at Hope College
** This information is for Hope students graduating in 2016 & after **
Do I need to know the medical profession (i.e., shadow, work or volunteer)?
YES. Medical school admission committees want to see that a student has learned about the medical profession through first-hand, medically related experience. During your summers or school year, you should volunteer or work in a health care setting, such as hospital, health clinic or nursing home. You should also be shadowing physicians in primary care and specialities, so you can get a feel for what a doctor does on a daily basis.
What about volunteering or extra-curricular activities?
Medical school admission committees also look at a student's experiences for evidence that the student is committed to serving and helping others; working on teams; possesses integrity, adaptability, reliability and ability to take feedback. They also expect that a student is able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. It's up to you to demonstrate these attributes!
How do I learn more about US Medical Schools?
Two types of medical education exist in the US. One is allopathic (MD) and the other is osteopathic (DO). To learn more about both, please click on links below.
Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)
State of Michigan Allopathic Medical Schools
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
State of Michigan Osteopathic Medical School
Where do I learn more about the Medical Profession?
For current Hope students, advising or questions related to the pre-medical track at Hope College, please contact Professor T. Prokopow.