Bioengineering - An Excellent Pre-med Major

Bioengineering undergraduates typically are accepted into medical school at higher rates than physical science majors. Why?

  • They have the research skills desired by the best medical schools.
  • The bioengineering technical education prepares them as future physicians for advances in medical technology.
  • Course work prepares them for the MCAT, the entrance exam for medical school.

UToledo Pre-Med

Pre-med is not a major at UToledo. It is a track.

You apply to UToledo, choose a major and then declare as a pre-med student. Expert advisors at UToledo’s Pre-Health Advising Center can explain the details, advantages to being pre-med and how to apply.

Pre-Health Advising Center      Pre-med track information

Bioengineering Pre-med track

Bioengineering pre-med students must successfully complete:

  • BIOL 3030/3040 - Cell Biology with Lab
  • CHEM 2410/2460 - Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 2420/2470 - Organic Chemistry II with Lab
  • CHEM 3510 - Biochemistry I

An advantage to our pre-med track ― these classes satisfy your bioengineering technical elective requirements and pre-med course requirements simultaneously.

Pre-med pathways

Accelerated Bioengineering program ― finish your bachelor’s degree in four years instead of five

BACC2MD ProgramStudents with at least a 3.7 higher education GPA (all college course work considered, not just UToledo), as well as at least a 505 on the MCAT are guaranteed an interview.

MedStart early admission program ― accepts exceptional students into UToledo College of Medicine during their junior year of college

UToledo College of Medicine


Eda Yildirim-Ayan

Eda Yildirim-Ayan

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
Office: NI 5031
Phone: 419.530.8257


Pre-Health Advising Center

Last Updated: 7/28/23