At Grove City College, most pre-health students pursue majors in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, or Exercise Science and Athletics. Some students choose non-science majors but take the foundational courses required for acceptance to most health profession programs.
The high quality core science courses at Grove City College provide important foundations for various national health professional exams such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT).
Faculty advisors guide each pre-health student in the application process for professional schools. As a result, Grove City College students have gained acceptance into professional programs of medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy, medical technology, cardiovascular technology, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, and biomedical research.
The medical school acceptance rate for Grove City College graduates in 2015 was 17% higher than the national average.
"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness." – Matthew 9:35
Through HealthcareThe art of medicine is among the world's oldest arts, and it is ever-changing. The practice of medicine is a wonderful opportunity to combine that ever-changing art with the never-ending goal of providing a quality Christian pre-health education.
From 2011 to 2015, the medical acceptance rate for Grove City College graduates was 89.4% for applicants with a minimum 3.5 GPA and 30 MCAT (compared to the national average of 40%).
Find the general timeline and important benchmarks for the pre-health path at Grove City College, from planning your studies to applying for internships and jobs.
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Sample Prerequisite Guides
Discover the internship opportunities and resources available to pre-health students, as well as a selection of reputable institutions where our pre-health alumni have pursued advanced degrees.
Internships & After Graduation
Explore the two professional schools and the doctoral degrees for which Grove City College offers accelerated and early acceptance.