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Premedical Studies

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Premedical students gain the strong foundation on which to build their studies at a medical school, leading to successful careers in the burgeoning health industry.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Medical schools accept students with a variety of different majors. Premedical students at GVSU may choose any major while completing the prerequisite coursework they need to score well on the Medical College Admission Test.

In Fall 2017, 87% of Grand Valley students with a 3.4 GPA or higher were accepted to medical school on their first application. Nationally in 2017, 42% of applicants to M.D. programs were accepted. Grand Valley students are exceptionally competitive with those from other undergraduate institutions. The advising team looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of medical school.

Helpful Links

For More Information

CLAS Academic Advising

gvsu.edu/clasadvising
C-1-140-MAK
(616) 331-8585

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

Location & Format

Face to face courses are scheduled during the day and are offered at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

Coursework

Grand Valleys premedical program offers all the courses necessary to gain admission to medical school and prepare fully for the MCAT, including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cadaver lab
  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics
  • Social sciences/humanities

Career Options

Premedical studies prepares students for medical school, and they go on to hold positions such as:

  • Biochemist
  • Doctor
  • Hospital administrator
  • Psychiatrist
  • Researcher
  • Medical examiner

 

"I chose to attend Grand Valley because of the high importance they give to the science programs here. The facilities are really high-tech."

ZAINEB SHATAWI
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2017
M.S.U. COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE
 

“After completing my first year of med school, there have been numerous times I have felt the curriculum at Grand Valley, especially the upper level electives, prepared me well. In retrospect, if I had to choose an institution for my undergraduate education I would be confident that Grand Valley would be my choice and meet my needs!”

ALEX GILDE
BMS MAJOR HONORS COLLEGE GRADUATE 2010
M.S.U. COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE
 

"Medicine has always been my passion, but I came to GV as a freshman very fearful of having what it would take to become a physician. After four years of classes that challenged me academically and experiences that pushed me on a more personal level, I no longer worry if I have what it takes. I am confident that this career is right for me and that I will succeed in this field."

DOMINIQUE DONATELLI
BMS MAJOR HONORS COLLEGE 2017
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MEDICAL SCHOOL