Pre-Medicine

Contacts

Joseph P. Yavornitzky, D.D.S.
(440) 826-3539, jyavorni@bw.edu

Michael Kovach, Ph.D.
(440) 826-2041, mekovach@bw.edu

Jacqueline Morris, Ph.D.
(440) 826-6527, jmorris@bw.edu

With an impressive, proven record of success, Baldwin Wallace provides outstanding preparation for students interested in medical school. You can major in any area and fulfill required science, math, English and social science requirements.

The rigorous program blends theoretical study with practical application. You’ll gain insights and skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving that prepare you for success in a constantly changing health care environment.

Graduate-level Research
At BW, you’ll benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and faculty mentoring. In the science complex, BW’s technologically advanced classrooms and labs provide engaged learning experiences. Research opportunities parallel those of graduate school students:

•Round-the-clock access to bench space and equipment offers remarkable laboratory and research experiences.

•BW cadaver lab offers a hands-on approach that gives students a distinct advantage when applying to professional and graduate schools.

•Collaborative research with faculty – which can start as soon as your first year – lays a foundation for later achievements that can include independent research studies, field experiences, internships, and scholarly presentations and papers.

BW’s pre-medical program requirements include:

  • One Year of General Biology
  • One Year of General Chemistry
  • One Year of Organic Chemistry
  • One Semester of Biochemistry
  • One Year of General Physics
  • One Year of Math, Including Calculus
  • One Year of English, including Advanced Writing
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology

Early Med School Admission
MEDStart program is an early admission program at The University of Toledo's College of Medicine. Qualified students may apply during their junior year with MCAT requirement waived. Students accepted into the MEDStart program participate in a two-week course at the medical college during the summer between their junior and senior years. They enter the medical school program following completion of their four-year undergraduate education. Applicants must demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm for medicine as indicated from their volunteer and community service, medical-related activities, leadership skills and/or research experiences.

Students who apply and are considered to the program must accept admission to the University of Toledo College of Medicine at the end of their junior year. They are not permitted to apply to other medical schools simultaneously since they are officially admitted into medical school the summer before their senior year.

Who is eligible to apply for the MedStart Program?

  • The student must apply to the program in the junior year
  • Completion of a minimum of one year of general chemistry with labs, one year of organic chemistry with labs, one year of biological sciences, or one year of physics at the time of application is strongly recommended
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher, with a science GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application is strongly recommended
  • An ACT or SAT score is required. An ACT score of at least 29 or an SAT score of 1900 is strongly recommended. Applicants who have taken the exam(s) more than once should submit their highest score.

Medical School Pipeline
An exclusive pre-med track for aspiring primary care physicians, BW’s primary healthcare advancement program is a rigorous program of coursework and hands-on learning that can lead to early acceptance to medical school.

An academically selective program, it blends the coursework of the public health major with a comprehensive foundation of medical science and healthcare. Its distinctive approach is linked to the first-year curriculum of primary care-focused medical schools.

Early assurance partnerships include Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Baldwin Wallace’s Pre-Medical Society
Delta Omega Chi, Pre-Medical Society, sponsors medically related volunteer activities, guest speakers, tours to institutions with professional programs, and mentoring with pre-medical upperclassmen and the faculty advisor. This organization is ideal for students interested in health care professionals such as physicians, physician assistants and dentists.

Rewarding Career
Medicine is one of the most diverse of all professions. Physicians are the principal providers of health care, either by working directly with patients or by working in clinical or research laboratories. As technologies progress, new sub-specialties are being developed, and even traditional areas of medicine require continuing medical education.