Pre-Medicine


The pre-medicine program comprises a core of courses required for admission to medical schools. Your choice of the pre-medicine program of study at UNCG indicates your interest in preparing for a career in medicine. The pre-professional program in medicine is not a major in which a degree can be earned but rather a program of study intended to be complementary to a chosen major. Because the required courses can be incorporated into almost any major at UNCG, students should consider a major they find interesting and feel they will do well in academically.


    • Experienced advisers can help plan your academic program and answer questions about the various aspects of applying to medical school.
    • Enroll in a pre-professional program’s group with resources and information about upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines.
    • Membership in departmental academic honor societies, such as Beta Beta Beta (biology).
    • Coursework is helpful in preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), generally taken at the end of the junior year (spring or summer, prior to submission to medical school application submission).
    • Past program participants have attended medical school at institutions including Duke University, Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
    • UNCG alumni have gone on to medical careers including:
      • General/vascular surgeon, Forsyth Memorial Home Care
      • Gynecologic oncologist, Southwest Regional Cancer Center
      • Neuroradiologist, Wake Forest School of Medicine
      • Medical director of primary care, Loyola University Medical Center
      • OB/GYN, ECU Women’s Physicians
      • Pediatrician, Riverside Pediatric Center
      • Optometrist, Memphis Optical
    • Students enrolled in the pre-medicine program of study are assigned a secondary adviser from the UNCG Health Careers Advisory Committee, which comprises faculty from the biology, chemistry and biochemistry, psychology, physics, and nutrition departments, the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center, and the School of Health and Human Sciences.

      (This is in addition to your academic adviser, whom you should seek out and meet with regularly.) For a competitive application, students should demonstrate experience shadowing physicians, volunteering or working in a medical or service setting, and extracurricular activities that show a history of service and leadership.

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