Premedical Professions Advising

Predentistry, premedicine, preoptometry, and preveterinary medicine are career interests rather than majors or formal programs. Students prepare by taking courses required for entry, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, volunteering and shadowing to get experience, taking a standardized admissions test, and applying for admission to graduate-level professional schools.

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-2834 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with a premedical advisor.

Predentistry

Predentistry is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet dental school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and shadowing or working in dental practices. They take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and apply for admission to dental schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor's degree and major before entering dental school.

Dental schooling is 4 years of graduate-level, professional education and training. There is no dental school in Kansas, however, there is an agreement for some seats for Kansas residents at the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry.

Most dental schools require:

English Composition I. Satisfied by:
ENGL 101Composition3
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
English Composition II. Satisfied by:
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
or ENGL 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 150Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
or BIOL 151 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors
Biology II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:
BIOL 152Principles of Organismal Biology4
or BIOL 153 Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors
General Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I
Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors
General Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry II
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences II
Foundations of Chemistry II, Honors
Organic Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4-5
College Physics I
General Physics I
   and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4
College Physics II
General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors

The UMKC School of Dentistry also requires:

Anatomy with lab. Satisfied by:5
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory
Physiology with lab, satisfied by one of the following:5-6
Principles of Human Physiology
   and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
Mammalian Physiology
   and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
Cell biology: Satisfied by:
BIOL 416Cell Structure and Function3
Biochemistry: Satisfied by:
BIOL 600Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures3
or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I

Some dental schools require additional mathematics, psychology, and/or biology courses.

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-2834 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with a premedical advisor.

Premedicine

Premedicine is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet medical school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and volunteering or working in health care settings. They take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and apply for admission to medical schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and major before entering medical school.

Medical schooling is four years of graduate-level, professional education and training, followed by a three- to six-year residency program. The only medical school in Kansas is the KU School of Medicine.

Most medical schools require:

English Composition I. Satisfied by:
ENGL 101Composition3
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
English Composition II. Satisfied by:
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
or ENGL 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 150Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
or BIOL 151 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors
Biology II with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 152Principles of Organismal Biology4
or BIOL 153 Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors
General Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I
Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors
General Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry II
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences II
Foundations of Chemistry II, Honors
Organic Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
(The KU School of Medicine accepts CHEM 310 as a substitute for CHEM 330, BIOL 600 or BIOL 636 as a substitute for CHEM 335, and CHEM 331 meets their organic lab requirement without CHEM 336.)
Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4-5
College Physics I
General Physics I
   and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4
College Physics II
General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors

Some also require:

Biochemistry. Satisfied by:
BIOL 600Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures3
or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I
Calculus. Satisfied by:3-5
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus I: Honors
Genetics. Satisfied by:
BIOL 350Principles of Genetics4
or BIOL 360 Principles of Genetics, Honors
Statistics. Satisfied by one of the following:3
Statistics in Psychological Research
Statistics in Psychological Research, Honors
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics

The MCAT also requires knowledge from:

Biochemistry. Satisfied by one of the following:
BIOL 600Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures3
or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I
Psychology. Satisfied by one of the following:
PSYC 104General Psychology3
or PSYC 105 General Psychology, Honors
Sociology. Satisfied by one of the following:3
Elements of Sociology
Elements of Sociology, Honors
Social Problems and American Values
Social Problems and American Values, Honors

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-2834 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with a premedical advisor.

 

Preoptometry

Preoptometry is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet optometry school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and shadowing or working in optometry practices. They take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) and apply for admission to optometry schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and major before entering optometry school.

Optometry schooling is four years of graduate-level, professional education and training. There is no optometry school in Kansas, however, there are agreements for some seats for Kansas residents at the University of Missouri—St. Louis School of Optometry, Northeastern State University of Oklahoma College of Optometry, and the Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee.

Most optometry schools require:

English Composition I. Satisfied by:
ENGL 101Composition3
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
English Composition II. Satisfied by:
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
or ENGL 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 150Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
or BIOL 151 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors
Biology II with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 152Principles of Organismal Biology4
or BIOL 153 Principles of Organismal Biology, Honors
General Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I
Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors
General Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry II
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences II
Foundations of Chemistry II, Honors
Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4-5
College Physics I
General Physics I
   and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4
College Physics II
General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors
Calculus I: Satisfied by one of the following:3-5
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus I: Honors
Microbiology with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Fundamentals of Microbiology
   and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Microbiology, Honors
   and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
Organic Chemistry with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Psychology. Satisfied by:
PSYC 104General Psychology3
or PSYC 105 General Psychology, Honors
Statistics. Satisfied by:3
Statistics in Psychological Research
Statistics in Psychological Research, Honors
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics

Most also require or recommend:

Anatomy with lab: Satisfied by one of the following:
BIOL 240
  & BIOL 241
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory
5
Biochemistry: Satisfied by:
BIOL 600Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures3
or BIOL 636 Biochemistry I
Physiology with lab: Satisfied by one of the following:5-6
Principles of Human Physiology
   and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
Mammalian Physiology
   and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory

Some require additional mathematics, psychology, and/or other courses.

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-2834 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with a premedical advisor.

 

Preveterinary Medicine

Preveterinary medicine is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet veterinary school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and shadowing or working in veterinary practices. They take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and apply for admission to veterinary schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and major before entering veterinary school.

Veterinary schooling is four years of graduate-level, professional education and training. The only veterinary school in Kansas is the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine requires:

English Composition I. Satisfied by:
ENGL 101Composition3
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
English Composition II. Satisfied by:
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
or ENGL 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Public Speaking. Satisfied by:
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication3
or COMS 131 Speaker-Audience Communication, Honors
Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I
Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors
Chemistry II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
General Chemistry II
Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences II
Foundations of Chemistry II, Honors
General Organic Chemistry with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I, Honors
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
General Biochemistry. Satisfied by one of the following:3-6
Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry II
Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4-5
College Physics I
General Physics I
   and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:4
College Physics II
General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors
Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by:
BIOL 150Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology4
or BIOL 151 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors
Microbiology with Lab. Satisfied by one of the following:5
Fundamentals of Microbiology
   and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Microbiology, Honors
   and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
Genetics. Satisfied by:
BIOL 350Principles of Genetics4
or BIOL 360 Principles of Genetics, Honors
12 credit hours of social sciences and/or humanities12
And, enough electives to reach a total of 64 credit hours

For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-2834 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with a premedical advisor.