Pre-Health Professions Overview
Pre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-veterinary are not majors at The University of Toledo. They are considered career tracks.
UToledo undergraduates interested in these career tracks can apply for a pre-professional concentration in:
- Pre-medicine — physicians (MD and DO), optometrists, podiatrists, physician assistants and chiropractors
Acceptance into the pre-professional program is based on grades and ACT/SAT scores. Students who don’t meet the requirements when they first apply to UT can re-apply any time during their undergraduate careers. Advisers can help you stay on the path, steer you to the required math and chemistry classes and help you re-apply.
UT students accepted into the pre-professional program:
- Are eligible for special scholarships
- Have access to a full-time adviser
- Must fulfill certain course requirements
- Can join UT’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national health pre-professional honor society
Pre-Health Professions Highlights
- Pathways to professional schools.
- Baccalaureate 2 MD Pathway Program
- Apply directly from high school.
- Must pursue a bachelor’s degree from UT’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Engineering's Department of Bioengineering.
- Will receive mentoring from the College of Medicine and Life Science’s admission program personnel.
- Guaranteed interview with College of Medicine and Life Sciences if all requirements are met.
- UT/Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine Program
- Direct acceptance from high school with conditional acceptance to dental school.
- Offered by UT’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Arts and Letters, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine.
- Earn a bachelor’s degree and a DMD in seven years.
- Baccalaureate 2 MD Pathway Program
- The benefits of a large, comprehensive university.
Pre-med, pre-vet and pre-dental aren’t technically majors. You still have to select an undergraduate major — and UToledo has more than 110 programs from which to choose.
Most UToledo pre-professional students choose science-related majors such as chemistry or biology. Students are able to fulfill both the course requirements of the major and the requirements of the pre-professional program without taking extra classes. But any major — even non-science fields — can work as long as you fulfill the pre-professional program course requirements.
Professional schools expect applicants to develop competency in many areas. UT’s undergraduate programs are designed to help you do just that in these areas and more:
- Academics. Renowned, award-winning faculty bring their research and teaching expertise to the classroom. They want to help you succeed.
- Leadership and service. We have more than 350 student organizations that promote leadership skills and provide volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. We have a highly active national honor society for pre-health professions, Alpha Epsilon Delta. The group offers speakers, runs professional skills workshops and is committed to philanthropy.
- Health-related experience. Shadow and volunteer at The UT Medical Center on our Health Science Campus.
- Communication and interpersonal skills. UT prides itself on experiential and project-based learning that foster communication and people skills.
- Research skills. Not many schools offer an office for undergraduate research that connects students to research positions starting freshman year. UT does.
- UToledo’s medical campus.
It’s a huge advantage to get your bachelor’s degree at an institution, like The University of Toledo, that has a medical school. About a quarter of the students accepted into UT’s medical school earned their bachelor’s degrees at UT.
Our undergraduates can:
- Shadow physicians at the clinics and facilities of The University of Toledo Medical Center.
- Shadow dentists at the dental clinic on the medical campus.
- Volunteer in The UT Medical Center’s patient advocate assistant program and experience direct patient care.
- Professional advising. UToledo has its own undergraduate adviser for students in the pre-professional program. Not every university does. Our dedicated adviser supports students from freshman year to graduation and beyond, helping with applications and working closely with admission staffs at UT’s medical school and other Ohio schools.
Pre-Health Professions Curriculum
Students accepted to the pre-professional program must fulfill specific course requirements. Depending on your major, these courses may be included in your degree requirements.