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Pre-Medical Track at Hope College
** This information is for Hope students graduating in 2016 & beyond **
Do I need to shadow or know the medical profession? 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 get a job or volunteer in a hospital, health clinic or nursing home. You should also be shadowing physicians from various disciplines so you can get a feel for what a doctor does on a daily basis.
What about volunteering?
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.