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Pre-Medical Preparation

The student applying to medical, dental or veterinary school should present a strong foundation in the natural sciences, as well as a liberal education in the social sciences and humanities. It is not required that a student major in science; however, there are a minimum number of science courses which must be completed.        

The process outlined below should be followed by students who plan to attend medical, dental, or veterinary school:

  1. The student registers with the Pre-Medical Committee. The student is interviewed by a committee member at that time and is advised of the basic requirements for entrance into medical, dental or veterinary school, and of the program at Catawba College.
  2. Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Pre-Medical Advising Committee each semester in order that the student's progress may be monitored.
  3. The student takes the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Veterinary Medicine) during the Spring Semester of his/her junior year.
  4. The Committee interviews the student late in the Spring Semester of his/her junior year and prepares a committee letter of recommendation.
  5. The student applies to medical, dental or veterinary schools during the summer before his/her senior year.