Premedicine is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet medical school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and volunteering or working in health care settings. They take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and apply for admission to medical schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and major before entering medical school.

Medical schooling is four years of graduate-level, professional education and training, followed by a three- to five-year residency program. The only medical school in Kansas is the KU School of Medicine.

Most medical schools require:

Some also require:

Starting in 2015, the new MCAT will require knowledge from:

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-3500 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with the premedical advisor.

Contact Info

Premedical Professions

Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 109
Lawrence, KS 66045-7518
Paul Crosby, Premedical Advisor
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