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
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, who also score well on the MCAT are strong competitors. Taylor graduates have attended schools like Mayo Medical School, 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 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 will 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.