There is perhaps no greater calling than that of nurturing human life, and Huntington University’s pre-medical graduates have been answering that call for over a century. Huntington University alumni have taken the quality preparation they’ve received and have gone on to become physicians in various specialties; surgeons; physician assistants; pharmacists; dentists; optometrists; and medical researchers.
As a pre-medical student at Huntington University, you’ll have individual attention which is not available at larger universities. Our faculty are outstanding scientists and engaging instructors who will challenge you to think critically, work diligently, and integrate your faith with your studies, as well as advise you individually in your career goals. With our Student Health Professions Organization, you will also have medical-school bound peers to help you along the way!
Since medical schools require a foundation in the basic sciences, it is most advisable to demonstrate your abilities by choosing a major within the sciences that interests you the most, and within which you will excel. In our pre-med track, you may choose to concentrate your studies in biology, chemistry, or the biochemistry track within the chemistry major.
If you are interested in a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy, take a look at our degrees in exercise and movement science.
Huntington also offers an accelerated pre-pharmacy track as well as degrees leading to a career in nursing.
During the summer, you might partner with your professors on important research projects, land an internship at one of the Midwest’s leading chemical or pharmaceutical research labs, or obtain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. You might also participate in a short-term medical mission trip, gaining invaluable experience working alongside U.S. doctors and nurses as they serve the poor in developing countries around the world. Closer to home, you and other pre-medical students may job-shadow physicians, therapists, and specialists, gaining experience in various hospital departments (ER, radiology, surgery, or other areas). You’ll be well-prepared for medical school.