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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:
2021 UD & MVH Healthcare Symposium

The 11th annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium took place on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The title of this year's symposium was Breaking Down Racism to Build Cultural Intelligence and Understand Health Disparities.

Learn more about the symposium
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
SC 114 Auditorium reservation requests

The Science Center Auditorium is a 120 seat facility. The Pre-function Space (reception area SC 114B) is located outside the auditorium. To make a reservation for the Science Center Auditorium, click on the link below.

Auditorium Reservations

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
Sciences 09.22.20
Three University of Dayton premedical students scored in the 99th percentile of the Medical College Admissions Test

Witnessing her brothers become successful doctors after graduating from the University of Dayton and going on to medical school, Sarah Adams felt called to serve the common good through health care. Now in her senior year as a premedicine major, Adams is one step closer to her dream of becoming a doctor: She scored in the nation’s 99th percentile on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

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Sciences 06.22.20
University of Dayton launches new minors in neuroscience and life science quality assurance

Allison Eastburn of Pittsburgh will blaze a new trail this fall when she enters the University of Dayton as a first-year premedical major. To expand her potential career options beyond becoming a physician, she plans to declare for the College of Arts and Sciences’ new quality assurance in life science industries minor.

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Research 05.07.20
University of Dayton senior receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

University of Dayton senior Serafino LaGalbo received a Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horowitz Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award from the American Physiological Society for investigating the effects of exposing the legs to short bouts of ischemia, or lack of blood flow, on maximal exercise performance.

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Experiential Learning 04.14.20
University of Dayton student emergency medical squad receives national award for community engagement

When a call for medical responders went out during August 2019’s star-studded “Gem City Shine” benefit concert, which brought 20,000 people to Dayton’s Oregon District, three University of Dayton undergraduate student emergency medical technicians responded.

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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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