Taylor University offers a track in Pre-Medicine in three separate majors. In the Department of Biology, students who plan to continue as pre-medical students are required to apply to the program during the spring semester of their sophomore year or after completion of 45 hours of coursework. Taylor offers the Kaplan course on campus, which is a prep course for the MCAT. Students are expected to maintain at least a 3.6 GPA and score well on the MCAT test to be considered for acceptance into medical school.
Nearly all 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 four 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. Students will participate in class work, clinical labs and visitations with medical schools and doctors. Students 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.
Taylor also offers Alpha Pi Iota (API), 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 they are looking for students with a strong liberal arts background.