Quinnipiac first year medical student, Van Mai, works with Dr. Renika McLeod-Labissiere and her patients at Prospect Family Medicine on May 5, 2015. Image by Johnathon Henninger

Pre-Medical Studies and Advising

If you supply the drive and ambition, our pre-med advising office and pre-med designation will provide the scientific foundation and experiential background to help you gain a competitive edge when you apply to professional school.

Designation Overview

When it’s time to begin looking at medical schools or to pursue a professional degree in fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, PA, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, podiatry or optometry, you’ll be ready.  As a pre-med student, you’ll receive expert guidance from our dedicated director of pre-health advising, who provides a wide variety of programming and one-on-one advisement to help you to identify and pursue clinical exposure, research and volunteer experiences.  In the increasingly competitive world of medical school admissions, strategically working with a pre-health advisor is critical to your success.  

The pre-med designation perfectly complements a variety of majors. The courses completed through the pre-med designation form an essential foundation for further study in the health professions. The courses can be completed along with almost any undergraduate major, allowing students to pursue a variety of academic interests while completing medical school prerequisites.

As a pre-med student, your life as an undergrad will go far beyond the classroom.  Through on-campus clubs, research, local volunteer opportunities, and access to local hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings, you can easily get the experiences you need to be a competitive medical school candidate.   

The pre-medical studies designation must be declared in addition to another degree and is not a stand-alone program.

Curriculum and Requirements