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Pre-Medicine

You can take your first step to becoming a doctor on our campus.

WHY STUDY PRE-MEDICINE?

We will work closely with you to make sure you have taken the appropriate courses you’ll need so you’re prepared for medical school.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll get a solid foundation in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and behavioral sciences, so you will do well on the MCAT exam that many medical schools require. Our Pre-Health Professions Committee will help you get interviewing experience so you’ll be comfortable and confident before heading to medical school.

Professor with students at microscope

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-MEDICINE?

You’ll have many opportunities to complete the other activities that medical schools are looking for. You’ll get hands-on experience in our lab, have the chance to take part in job-shadowing internships with local physicians, and conduct undergraduate research, which will to boost your chance of being accepted into medical school. You’ll also visit medical schools and listen to physicians speak. You can also join our Pre-Med Club for students.

Job titles:

  • Physician
  • Doctor
  • Surgeon

Employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • Clinics
  • Sports organizations
  • Insurance Company
  • Law firm
  • Biomedical research labs
  • Medical schools

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

Stethoscope

Distinction one:

You’ll have volunteer and job-shadowing opportunities at local doctors’ offices and Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Speaker

Distinction two:

We have an active Pre-Med Club, which organizes trips to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and invites physicians to speak on campus.

Molecule Giving

Distinction three:

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our Center for Rural Health Practice

The professors are exceptional. Kusun Peters-Diaz ’18, a student at the medical school at Paris Descartes University

MORE TO KNOW

We have Early Acceptance Program affiliation agreements with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will allow you to reserve a seat in one of LECOM’s health professions schools.

In the 4+4 program, you attend Pitt-Bradford for four years to earn a bachelor’s degree followed by four years at one of LECOM’s health professions schools to earn your doctorate.

In a 3+4 program, you attend Pitt-Bradford for the three years. After you complete your first year at LECOM, you’ll receive your bachelor’s degree from Pitt-Bradford. Once you complete the remaining three years at LECOM, you’ll receive your doctorate.