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2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medical Information (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine)

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Since these schools admit few, if any, applicants without a bachelor’s degree, students desiring the M.D., D.O., D.D.S. or D.V.M. degree should plan to complete a bachelor’s degree as part of their preparation.  Programs leading to the BA or the BS degree in a variety of majors are suitable although most students select a major in biological sciences or chemistry.  When registering, such students must indicate their choice of degree–granting major, and declare Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, or Pre-Veterinary Medicine as a second major.  It is recommended that the program be enriched with electives in social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and fine arts.  Competitive applicants must have a strong gpa, high scores on specific entrance exams, and experience in the field.  All students interested in a career in medicine should consult with the Chairperson, Medical Professions Committee, for information regarding specific admission requirements.  More information concerning these programs at EIU is available at http://www.eiu.edu/~premed/.

Pre-Medicine Information

Students apply through a central application service one full year before matriculating to a medical school, and should be prepared to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) during the spring semester of the year in which they are applying.

Pre-Dentistry Information

Pre-Dentistry students are urged to complete at least three years of college work before applying for admission to dental school.  All applicants for dental school are required to take the dental admission test (D.A.T.) given by the American Dental Association.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Information

Few students are accepted into a veterinary school prior to earning the baccalaureate degree.  Application is through a central application service, and students must take the GRE exam.

Recommended Electives (may be required by some programs)

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