Premedicine

The term “premedical” does not refer to a specific major at Westmont. Rather, this designation indicates an intention to prepare for admission to a medical school in addition to completing a major. This track essentially entails completing the appropriate prerequisites, maintaining a high GPA, taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), participating in appropriate extracurricular activities, forming an evaluation committee, and completing applications to medical schools.

About Our Program

Our students have been very successful in achieving their goal of being accepted to a medical school program. Over a four year period (2007-2010), 62 out of 68 applicants were accepted into at least one medical school program, corresponding to a 91% success rate. We have been averaging 16 accepted students per year. For 2011, 8 of 9 graduating seniors were admitted.

You can look at some of the schools where our students have been accepted, showing that they are competitive throughout the country.

Another way to see how successful our students are is by seeing where they end up in their residencies four years later. Here is a partial list of the medical school graduates for 2012 - 2014 .

Resources

Premedical program

An overview of the premedical program at Westmont College.

Medical School Acceptances

List of schools where our students have been accepted

Premedical classes

What medical schools require for admission and what classes Westmont offers.

Premedical sample 4-year Schedules

What a typical 4-year schedule would look like for a pre-med student majoring in biology, chemistry, or any other major.

Prerequisities for California Medical Schools

A summary with links to what the medical schools located in California require for entrance.

The Application Process at Westmont

A summary of the timeline with actions of the application process for medical school.

Forms

Here are three forms that you will need when you decide to use Westmont's Medical School evaluation program. Please use these forms once you decide to apply to medical school.

  1. Declaration form
  2. Committee Form (Word Document)
  3. Faculty Evaluation Form

These forms are to be turned in before you leave Westmont in early May.

Please check with your committee members in late May to thank them, and also remind them that the letters are due by May 31.

Notes for AMCAS letters - 2013 Applicants

Additional Links:

D.O. Programs on a Map with Contact information - 2014

Post-baccalaureate Programs