Taylor University offers a strong, broad track for Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology students interested in pursuing pre-medicine and a Masters or PhD. In the Department of Biology, students who plan to continue as pre-medical students must:
- Apply to the program during the spring semester of their sophomore year (or after completion of 45 hours of coursework)
- Maintain at least a 3.6 GPA
- Score well on the MCAT test to be considered for acceptance into medical school
Getting accepted to any doctoral program (medical, dental or veterinary) is highly competitive. Taylor biology majors who graduate with a GPA of 3.6 or higher and also score well on the MCAT are strong competitors. Taylor graduates have attended schools like Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and Indiana University, among others. Our graduates have also been hired by high-profile national organizations, including Johns Hopkins University and Eli Lilly and Company.
During your time at Taylor, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador for a pre-health semester at the Universidad del Azuay (UdA) School of Medicine. You will participate in research internships and rotations through four hospitals, two outreach clinics, rural medicine programs to the Amazon and remote villages, and medical brigades with the Global Health Outreach programs of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. This hands-on experience with medical schools and doctors counts toward your major with human medical physiology credit and a practicum working in a medical foundation. In this one semester abroad, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in Latin American history, Latin dance, and two semesters-worth of Spanish classes. This program is not limited to biology/pre-med students and can be modified toward public health or another pre-health track.
Alpha Pi Iota (API) is a pre-health care club open to all students interested in health care careers.