Why Choose Pre-Med at Eastern?
- Academic Excellence, Faith-Inspired Compassion: Pre-med and other students preparing for a career in the health professions are challenged to strive for academic excellence in their chosen major, while cultivating a love for rigorous scientific thinking and a desire to be instruments of God’s healing hands. Many of our students participate in this healing process through medical mission trips to countries like Bolivia, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
- Small Classes, Unique Courses: Eastern’s small class sizes facilitate learning, and unique course offerings such as Medical Botany, Developmental Biology, and Structural Basis of Human Disease enable students to holistically prepare for their future medical careers.
- Proximity to Philadelphia: Near to Philadelphia, Eastern’s ideal location close to three dental schools, a vet school, seven major medical schools, a variety of physician assistant programs, and numerous hospitals and research laboratories provide plentiful opportunities for internships and volunteer experiences.
- Research Groups on Campus: Pre-med students can join a research group on campus in the biology or chemistry departments.
- Amazing Advisors: Pre-med advisor Dr. Maria Fichera offers students step-by-step guidance and support for the following pursuits: pre-medical, dental, podiatric medicine, pre-pharmacy, and pre-physician assistant studies. Dr. Meg Laakso advises students interested in pre-vetinary medicine.
EU Alum is Physician of the Year!
Dr. Kwanza Devlin '01, Biology major/Spanish minor is a distinguished physician and the 2014 North Dakota Family Physician of the Year!
Medical Programs Our Grads Attend
Recent graduates of the Pre-Med track at Eastern have attended or are attending the following medical schools and programs:“I found the intimate science classes and labs at Eastern to be extremely beneficial as I prepared for a career as a physician."
Katelyn Rittenhouse '13
University of North Carolina
- Arcadia University (PA program)
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev M.D. program in International Health and Medicine
- Drexel University (PA Program)
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Howard University School of Medicine
- Penn State College of Medicine;
- St. George’s University School of Medicine;
- Philadelphia, Kirksville and Des Moines University Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Medical University of South Carolina (PA Program)
- PCOM (PA Program and DO)
- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Seton Hill (PA program)
- Temple University Schools of Dentistry and Medicine and Podiatric Medicine
- Tufts University School of Dentistry
- Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
- University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine
- University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
- University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine
- University of Minnesota School of Medicine
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar