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    Pre-med Program at Scranton Has History of Success

    The University of Scranton’s pre-medical and pre-health professions programs leverage a network of upper-level students, faculty and alumni to guide students through the highly-complex and highly-competitive medical school application process.
    March 4, 2022
    By: Alison D’Mello ’22, student correspondent

    Whether your future career aspirations lie in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry or other doctoral health professions, The University of Scranton’s pre-medical and pre-health professions programshave an established tradition of success in guiding students through the complex application process and preparing them for the rigorous curriculum of doctoral health programs.

    Of the more than 1,200 applicants to doctoral health professions schools over the past 20 years, nearly 80% of Scranton students were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry and pharmacy, which is well-above the national acceptance rate. In addition, well over half of Scranton’s successful applicants in the past 10 years have received more than one acceptance.

    Resources in place at Scranton help inform and guide students through their undergraduate years in preparation for the medical school application process. Resources include the student-run Health Professions Organization, where guest speakers and alumni present on topics such as medical ethics and navigating the professional school application process. Additionally, students can seek out advice and assistance from Scranton alumni through the University’s Medical Alumni Council at any of its various events, including the Medical Alumni Symposium that pre-health professional students can attend for free.

    With Faculty-Student Research and Teaching Mentorship programs, service through the Edward Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured and tutoring opportunities through the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Scranton pre-professional students also have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience beyond a classroom setting.

    As one of seven undergraduate institutions participating in the nationally recognized Jefferson Medical College Physician Shortage Area Program, Scranton’s program works to recruit students interested in practicing medicine in underserved rural areas as well.

    Additional information about the University’s pre-medical and pre-health professions programs is available on Scranton’s website.

     

    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton
    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton
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