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The Degree
Bradley University offers a wide range of excellent majors, minors, courses and opportunities which prepare students well for admission to medical school and for future careers in health care.  Students should choose a major based on their personal interests and abilities, and then meet with both their academic advisor within their major and the Pre-Health Advisor regularly to ensure that they are taking the necessary courses (and at the right time) to meet their major and graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as required and recommended courses for admission to health professional school for their desired career path.

Bradley’s Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, as well as the Departments of Biology, Health Science, Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Concentration, Psychology and Community Wellness, all offer curricula leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis in preparing to continue studies in medical school. These programs prepare graduates to comprehend and utilize the current interdisciplinary nature of scientific investigation and emphasize active, investigative learning techniques. They prepare students to go on to graduate studies, as well as emphasize the required and recommended courses needed to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and for admission to medical school.

Bradley’s Distinctive Approach
Bradley’s Health Professions Advising Center is a resource dedicated to ensuring that students who are considering careers in the health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic and veterinary medicine stay on track. The Health Professions Advising Center offers specialized programming with health professional school admissions representatives, information sessions on career options, workshops on navigating the admissions process, writing personal statements, and more. The Health Professions Advising Center also offers one-on-one advising sessions, drop-in hours, personal statement reviews, mock interviews and print resource materials.

Beyond Bradley
To gain entrance into medical school, students will typically need a competitive grade point average of 3.5 or higher, a score of 30 or higher on the MCAT, demonstrated service or volunteerism, health-related experience, and undergraduate research. A Bradley education prepares students very well for these requirements.

Recent Bradley Pre-Med students have been accepted to many prestigious graduate programs, including:

Allopathic (MD) programs:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Osteopathic (DO) programs:

  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • AT Still University – Kirksville
  • Des Moines University
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific