Pre-Medical Professional Track
When looking to pursue a career in medicine, there is no particular major that medical schools prefer. It is recommended that students pick a major that challenges and interests them so they can stand out in the classroom. While medical schools want students who have developed a strong foundation in the sciences, they also want students to seek out courses that will help develop skills in independent thinking and decision making. Physicians must be able to communicate effectively and have the skills to express their thoughts and ideas. When selecting Trine University’s Pre-Medical Professional Track, you will receive a cutting-edge education, which allows you to acquire the intellectual skills necessary to pursue a career in medicine. In addition, by following the pre-medical track you will earn a degree that provides opportunities for graduate work or employment if you choose not to pursue a career in medicine.
As a small, private university, Trine is focused on teaching and the success of its undergraduates. Students meet regularly with their adviser and periodically with the Pre-Medical Professional Advisory Board to ensure they are on track to complete the necessary requirements for medical school. The Trine University’s Department of Science will provide you with a rigorous yet pertinent and meaningful education. Students develop a thorough understanding and comprehension of the principles of science to prepare them for medical school. You may opt to do undergraduate research by taking a special topics or capstone course.
Trine's graduates have gone on to complete degrees in osteopathic/allopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, chiropractic medicine, and physical and occupational therapy, among other graduate programs. The schools they have attended include Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Toledo, Wright State University, Western Michigan University, Nova University and Michigan State University.
Ruth E. Kohlmeier, M.D.
Chair, Pre-Medicine Advisory Board
Director, Forensic Science Program
Department of Science
1 University Ave.
Angola, IN 46703