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If you are seeking a career in medicine, you should plan to complete four years of college. To be a well-qualified candidate, you should have a strong foundation in basic science and mathematics with advanced science courses that emphasize biology or biochemistry. We offer a wide selection of appropriate advanced courses, including histology, immunology, endocrinology, cell biology, nutrition, microbiology, biochemistry and intermediary metabolism. Medical schools are now placing increased emphasis on humanities courses and volunteerism in the community and at the University.

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is now computer-based testing and should be taken during the spring/summer of your junior year. The mean MCAT score for students accepted to medical schools is approximately 10.0 and the mean cumulative grade point average is 3.5 (on a 4-point scale).

Interviews by, and recommendation letters from, the Health Science Recommendations Committee should be arranged for during the spring or fall semester of the junior or senior year respectively.

 

In This Section

Where Do I Begin?
In this section, learn how to enter into a medical school program weather your are an incoming freshman or taking a gap year.  We'll help you with the options.
Admissions Factors
What do medical schools look for in their students? What to take when and what Benedictine has to offer to help with this process.
 
Recommended MCAT Courses
What BenU courses do you need to be successful on the MCAT?  This section will help make sure you are on the right track.

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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
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