Health Professions

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Students preparing for a career in many of the medical professions (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Optometry) should obtain a baccalaureate degree before attending the professional school. Professional schools do not require specific academic majors from their applicants; therefore, students may choose an area of particular interest as an undergraduate.

Most students prepare for entrance to medical schools by majoring in Biological Sciences or Chemistry, but medical schools also look for a well-rounded background in humanities and social sciences. Pre-medicine may be listed as a "second major," but this is meant to allow identification of your interest in the career. Advisors for each of these programs are available to aid students in their choices of academic major, course selections, and applications to professional schools.

Application to medical schools is made through a centralized application service (AMCAS) as early as the summer between the junior and senior years. Acceptance into medical school is very competitive and is based on grade point average, MCAT scores, and experience. Eastern Illinois University has an excellent relationship with professional schools in Illinois and surrounding states, and students consistently rank among the top graduates of these programs.

Course Catalog Listing

Scholarship Listing

Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
COS Student Advisory Board Student Assist. Award
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Heath Sports Medicine Scholarship
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
E. Warner/ P. Hinz Pre-Med Award
Gayle Hutton Adkins Award
Gerardo J. Solis Latino/Latina Scholarship
Gina Giffin Garcia Scholarship
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship
Lewis T. White Memorial Scholarship
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
The Dr. Robert H. Griffiths Award
The Eugene B. Krehbiel Scholarship
The Eunice Dougherty Scholarship
The Hugh C. Rawls Award
William B. Tym Scholarship

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Department of Health Professions, Life Science 2058
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