Preprofessional Studies (Premedical)

Premedical students gain the strong foundation on which to build their studies at a medical school, leading to successful careers in the burgeoning health industry.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Medical schools accept students with a variety of different majors. Premedical students at GVSU may choose any major while completing the prerequisite coursework they need to score well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Based on data over the last nine years, 63% of Grand Valley students are accepted to medical school on their first application. Grand Valley students are exceptionally competitive with those from other undergraduate institutions. The advising team looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of medical school.

Coursework

Grand Valley’s premedical program offers all the courses necessary to gain admission to medical school and prepare fully for the MCAT, including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • English composition
  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics
  • Social sciences/humanities

Career Options

Premedical studies prepares students for medical school, and they go on to hold positions such as:

  • Biochemist
  • Doctor
  • Hospital administrator
  • Psychiatrist
  • Researcher

For More Information

CLAS Academic Advising Center
www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising
C-1-140 MAK
(616) 331-8585
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

After completing my first year of med school, there have been numerous times I have felt the curriculum at Grand Valley, especially the upper level electives, prepared me well. In retrospect, if I had to choose an institution for my undergraduate education I would be confident that Grand Valley would be my choice and meet my needs!

ALEX GILDE
BMS MAJOR & HONORS COLLEGE GRADUATE 2010M.S.U. COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE

Research was a highlight of my time at GVSU. This sparked my interest and prepared me for research work in medical school.

KIRK WYATT
CHEMISTRY MAJOR 2010MAYO MEDICAL SCHOOL

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