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Premedical Studies

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.

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Program Overview

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

In Fall 2019, 57% of Grand Valley students with a 3.4 GPA or higher were accepted to medical school on their first application. Nationally in 2019, 40% of applicants to M.D. programs were accepted. Grand Valley students are exceptionally competitive with those from other undergraduate institutions.

The pre-professional advising team looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of medical school.

Preprofessional Programs

From assisting you in securing volunteer and community service experiences to helping you write your personal statement, preprofessional advisors in the CLAS Academic Advising Center (CAAC) support you as you pursue admission to professional school. We have very active preprofessional clubs that arrange for a wide range of speakers, volunteer opportunities and networking. In addition to coordinating the committee letter process for medical and dental applicants, the CAAC also hosts many workshops and events, such as:

  • Suture Clinic
  • Health Care Experience Panel
  • Test Prep Course
  • Health Professional and Graduate School Fair
  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • Mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this major study at the Grand Valley Allendale Campus.



Grand Valley's 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

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

For More Information

CLAS Academic Advising
(616) 331-8585

Admissions Office