A Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional advisor is available, through the
Division of Arts and Sciences, to provide career and academic counseling
to students for the process of applying to both medical and pre-professional
schools. In order to receive formal pre-professional advising, students
must complete their sophomore year of study as well as be interviewed
and selected by the Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional Advisory Committee
of the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Medical schools seek broadly educated applicants who have a solid foundation in the natural sciences, strong communication and analytical skills, and experience in the health professions in the forms of employment, volunteer work, and /or internships.
While a specific academic major is not a requirement for admission to
medical school, there are certain basic science and mathematics courses
which must be completed before beginning the application process. These
courses include General Biology (BIO107/117 and BIO 108/118), General
Chemistry (CHEM 107/117 and CHEM 108/118), Organic Chemistry (CHEM 211/221
and CHEM 212/222), Physics (PHY 107/117 and PHY 108/118), and Introductory
Calculus (MATH 225).
Students are expected to make satisfactory progress in their academic major as well as other related areas that are necessary to become a physician. Students are also expected to maintain a science GPA of 3.20 or better and earn no grade less than a C.
A series of standardized tests are generally taken in the Spring Semester of the junior year for entrance into medical, veterinary, dental, or other graduate programs. Most medical schools require the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Veterinary medical schools generally require the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Dental schools require the Dental Admission Test (DAT). Students normally take the appropriate
examinations(s) after having completed their basic science courses.
For additional information pertaining to medical schools, students should consult Medical School Admissions Requirements (published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, One DuPont Circle, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036) for the requirements and recommendations of specific medical schools.
For additional information regarding Neumann Universitys medical and pre-professional career and academic counseling, students should contact the Division and Arts and Sciences at 610-558-5509.
Chiropractic and Podiatric Medical School Articulation
For students considering a career in either Chiropractic or Podiatric medicine, Neumann University has established educational partnerships with both The New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, and The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, NY. Based upon mutual respect for the integrity of parallel academic programs, these 3 + 1 Articulation Agreements have been designed for qualified Neumann students. Upon successful completion of a stipulated curriculum and satisfactory completion of specified entrance requirements, such students are automatically admitted to the degree programs of either of these medical schools.
Students who have been accepted at Neumann and who have declared their intent to continue their studies at either The New York Chiropractic College or The New York College of Podiatric Medicine take three years of prescribed courses at Neumann which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Science. These three years of study satisfy all prerequisite course work and enable the student to enter his/her first year as a medical student at either medical institution. This first year of study at either The New York Chiropractic College or The New York College of Podiatric Medicine satisfies senior year requirements at Neumann, and the baccalaureate degree would be conferred, upon successful completion of all first year courses at either medical college. For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.