The pre-medical program at Nazareth College prepares you to apply to medical schools (especially M.D., but also osteopathic, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, etc.). The American Medical Association recommends that interested students, regardless of major, select courses that emphasize the skills of verbal and written comprehension, a critical understanding of human values, and the creative power of thinking.

Pre-medical students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 and perform a minimum of 160 hours of community/pre-medical clinical service.

Additional Information

Plan to apply to medical school through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), typically during the spring of your college junior year or in the summer after your college junior year.

An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4/4.0 plus an MCAT score of at least 30/45 is highly desirable.

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Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

pre-medical program alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Lenhard ’04, M.D.

"The courses I took at Nazareth prepared me very well for the courses in medical school. Even though they were unfamiliar, the study skills that I had learned prepared me for success."

Example Careers/Outcomes

  • Pediatrician
  • M.D.
  • D.O
  • Podiatrist
  • Chiropractor

Undergraduate Research Topics

  • Comparative study of quadriceps muscle force
  • Physiological response to exercise in athletes vs non-athletes

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University