Pre-medical program | Nazareth College, Rochester NY
Rebecca Lenhard ’04, M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
"The courses I took at Nazareth prepared me very well for the courses in medical school. Even though they were unfamiliar, the study skills that I had learned prepared me for success."
- Nazareth Strengths
Undergraduate Research Topics
- Comparative study of quadriceps muscle force
- Physiological response to exercise in athletes vs non-athletes
- Biochemical analysis of animal skin secretions
- Analysis of microbial colonization of sports equipment
- Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine
- University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
- University of Rochester School of Medicine
- SUNY Upstate Medical University
The pre-medical program prepares students interested in applying to medical schools (especially M.D., but also osteopathic, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, etc.). The American Medical Association recommends that interested students, regardless of the major chosen, should select courses that emphasize the skills of verbal and written comprehension, a critical understanding of human values, and the creative power of thinking.
Pre-medical students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 and perform a minimum of 160 hours of community/pre-medical clinical service.
Students wishing to apply to Medical School must do so through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) typically during the spring of their junior year or in the summer after their junior year.
An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4/4.0 plus an MCAT score of at least 30/45 is highly desirable.
Dr. Brian Witz
- BIO.Q 103 - Biological Systems I
- BIO.Q 103L - Biological Systems I Lab
- BIO 104 - Biological Systems II
- BIO 104L - Biological Systems Lab II
- BIO 201 - Comparative Chordate Anatomy
- BIO 201L - Comparative Chordate Anatomy Lab
- BIO 237 - Animal Physiology
- BIO 237Q - Animal Physiology Laboratory
- BIO 310 - Genetics
- BIO 310L - Genetics Lab
- CHM.Q 140 - Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Communication
- CHM.Q 140L - Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Lab
- CHM 225 - Analytical Chemistry
- CHM 226L - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
- CHM 251 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHM 252 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHM 253L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHM 254L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
- MTH.Q 113 - Calculus I
- MTH 114 - PII Calculus II or MTH 208 PII Statistics for Scientists
- PHY 203L - PI General Physics Laboratory I
- PHY 204L - PII General Physics Lab II
- PHY 207 - PI Introductory Physics I
- PHY 208 - PII Introductory Physics II
Note: Courses must be taken with the laboratory whenever a laboratory is offered.
- BIO 304 - Reproduction and Development
- BIO 304L - Reproduction and Development Laboratory
- BIO 410 - Cell Biology
- BIO 410L - Cell Biology Lab
- BIO 421 - Biochemistry I (cross listed with CHM 421)
- BIO 421L - Biochemistry I Lab (cross listed with CHM 421L)
Note: A full year of Biochemistry (BIO 421/421L & BIO 422/422L) is highly recommended. Additional recommended courses include Psychology and Ethics.