Biology Pre-Medicine at Taylor University
Taylor University offers a track in Pre-Medicine in three different majors. 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
We offer the Kaplan prep course to help prepare for the MCAT.
Nearly all of our biology graduates who apply for medical school are accepted into prestigious programs like Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana University, and more. What’s more, our graduates have been hired by high-profile national organizations including Johns Hopkins and Eli Lilly.
During your years at Taylor, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador for a Pre-Medical semester at the Universidad del Azuay (UdA) School of Medicine. You will participate in class work, clinical labs and visitations with medical schools and doctors. You also have the opportunity to be involved in research internships in Ecuador and rotations through four hospitals, two outreach clinics, programs in rural medicine with UdA to the Amazon and remote villages, and medical brigades with the Global Health Outreach programs of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Alpha Pi Iota (API) is a pre-health care club open to all students interested in health care careers.
Medical schools are looking for phenomenal students with a pre-medical degree in biology and a strong liberal arts background.