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Premedical Programs

Prepare for a career in the health field

Premedical Programs is both an academic unit and a service unit. We are home to the Premedicine and Predentistry majors. We also provide a variety of services and programs for students of any major interested in pursuing a health professional career. 

Premedical Programs oversees the Bachelor of Science in Premedicine (MED) or Predentistry (DEN), an interdisciplinary curriculum of study. These majors are distinctively designed to provide a biomedical science-based education as a preparation for admission to health professional schools including medical, dental, physician assistant, veterinary, and chiropractic. Find out more about our programs of study on our About the Major Page. 

The Premedical Programs Office functions as an information clearing house and provider of services to assist students in their preparation for health professional development courses, application workshops, speakers, DAT/MCAT prep and more.

Premedical Programs staff assist students in planning their individual journeys toward successful matriculation to medical, dental, physician assistant or other health professional school. This includes planning clinical and service activities, preparing for the application process, obtaining letters of evaluation, practice interviewing, and meeting with health professional school representatives during their campus visits.

Light Your Path

Premedical Programs at the University of Dayton creates successful pathways to medical, dental, physician assistant or other health professional schools.

Light Your Path

Premedical Programs at the University of Dayton creates successful pathways to medical, dental, physician assistant or other health professional schools.

Potential Students: Schedule a Visit

High school and college students are invited to visit the University of Dayton to learn more about our programs. Schedule a visit with the Premedical Program Office using the form link below.

Visit Request Form

Current Students: Register with Premedical Programs

Currently enrolled students are encouraged to register with our office to receive weekly electronic updates and important program information. 

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Other Information:
Student Groups

We offer many opportunities for our students to learn, lead and serve through extracurricular activities.

Our Student Organizations and Activities
Request for Evaluation

A composite letter combines the evaluations from several on campus sources and presents a well-rounded and holistic view of the medical or dental school applicant. The Premedical Programs Office assists students in this process by providing an on-line portal to submit requests for evaluation from individual University of Dayton faculty and staff and submitting the composite letter on the student’s behalf.

Request for Evaluation

We offer three scholarships annually to Premedical Program majors: the Eleanora S. Everhard Scholarship, the Dr. Steven E. and June H. Szabo Scholarship, and the Carl I. Michaelis Scholarship. Applications open late January and are typically due the first week of March.

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In the News

Nine University of Dayton students and recent graduates won competitive national fellowships to pursue advanced degrees, study internationally or teach abroad during the 2022-23 academic year.

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Research 05.05.22

Two UD students received 2022 Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horowitz Undergraduate Research Awards from the American Physiological Society.

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Premedical Programs

Science Center, Room 375
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2361

Faculty and Staff

Faculty who teach for the Premedical Programs come from several departments and contribute to a well-rounded education.

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