Premedical Minor


Medical schools are looking for students with a strong background in the sciences as well as critical thinkers who have mastered a challenging core curriculum with experiential learning.

Prepare for a Career in Medicine

You may apply to the Premedical Advisory Program your sophomore year. This faculty committee will guide you through your undergraduate experience and assist with mock interviews and med school applications. Our premed minor is tailored for students interested in allopathic medicine (M.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), dentistry (D.D.S./M.D.), optometry (O.D.) and veterinary medicine (D.V.M.). You'll learn the critical thinking skills and technical abilities you'll need to succeed.

Use Your Summers Wisely

  • Several Jewell students have participated in Baylor’s SMART (Summer Medical and Research Training) Program.
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers many suggestions, such as undergraduate research programs, internships, shadowing and the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program.
  • MD/PhD programs from the AAMC
  • Many people pursue medical careers after completing a bachelor’s degree. Sometimes additional science courses and labs will be desired or required before they are prepared to apply to medical school, so a number of schools offer post-baccalaureate premedical programs. The AAMC maintains a searchable database on each program.

Early Acceptance and Partner Programs with Affiliated Medical Schools

  • Bryant Scholars Program: University of Missouri-Columbia

    The Lester R. Bryant Pre-Admission Program at MU School of Medicine offers early acceptance to students at a limited number of institutions, including Jewell. This program is designed for students from rural Missouri who wish to pursue careers in rural medicine. Eligible students graduated from a rural Missouri high school and are current sophomores who have undergraduate cumulative and science GPAs of at least 3.3, and no grades below a B in prerequisite coursework. (Those with B- grades may be accepted, but their applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.) Applications are due by June 1.  In order to fully matriculate into the M.D. program, accepted students must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete a bachelor’s degree at Jewell
    • Meet the minimum combined MCAT score required by the School of Medicine (currently 495)
    • Earn cumulative and science GPAs of at least 3.3 (with no grades below a B in prerequisite coursework)
    • Participate in additional programs including retreats, shadowing, and community service
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  • Medical Scholars Program: University of Missouri – Kansas City

    The Medical Scholars Program at UMKC School of Medicine offers early acceptance to students at a limited number of institutions, including Jewell. Eligible students are current sophomores or juniors who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and no grades below a B- in the sciences. Applications become available on May 1 and are due by August 1.  In order to fully matriculate into the M.D. program, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete a bachelor’s degree at Jewell
    • Earn a combined MCAT score of at least 500
    • Earn cumulative and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, and math) GPAs of at least 3.5
    • Earn at least a B in prerequisite coursework including biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics
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  • Partner Program: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

    The Partner Program at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) offers a seven-year coordinated program in medicine (three years at Jewell and four years at KCU) leading to bachelor’s and doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees. Interested students typically pursue a B.A. degree in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry. Eligible students are current sophomores who have a composite ACT score of at least 28, outstanding academic performance in college, involvement in community service, as well as knowledge of and dedication to the field of osteopathic medicine. In order to fully matriculate into the D.O. program, accepted students must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete at least 90 hours of coursework at Jewell, including the requirements of your major, the CTI Core Curriculum, and the prerequisites necessary for medical school
    • Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
    • Earn a GPA of at least 3.5 in science coursework
    • Participate in KCU-COM’s week-long Summer Learning Enhancement Program

    The MCAT is not required for this program

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  • Still Scholars Program: A.T. Still University

    Jewell is a preferred partner for the Still Scholars Program at ATSU Kirksville College of Osteopathic

    Medicine, which offers early acceptance for outstanding students. Eligible students are current sophomores who have cumulative and science GPAs of at least 3.4. Additionally, three-fourths of the prerequisite coursework must be completed, with no grades below a B. Students should also have clinical shadowing or volunteer experience, community service experience, and demonstrated leadership experience. Applications are due by June 1.  In order to fully matriculate into the D.O. program, accepted students must meet the following requirements:

    • Complete a bachelor’s degree at Jewell
    • Earn cumulative and science GPAs of at least 3.4 (with no grades below a B in prerequisite
    • The MCAT is not required for this program
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Beyond Jewell

Our students value the undergraduate research emphasis at William Jewell. Unlike many schools, Jewell involves you in research your first year of college. You will work with peers and collaborate with professors, and learn to question, challenge and think critically. A number of students publish research articles in national journals, present papers and posters at national conferences, earn research grants at labs across the globe and compete intercollegiately on research presentations.

  • Medical and Dental Schools

    In recent years, Jewell graduates have been accepted into these programs
    • A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Creighton University
    • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Indiana University
    • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    • Northwestern University
    • Tuoro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Missouri-Kansas City (Medical/Dental schools)
    • University of Nebraska
    • University of Oklahoma (Medical/Dental schools)
    • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
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  • Other Medical Schools

    In recent years, Jewell graduates have been accepted into these programs

    Optometry

    • Southern College of Optometry
    • University of Missouri – St. Louis

    Pharmacy

    • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • University of Missouri – Kansas City
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Oregon State University
    • University of Oklahoma

    Veterinary Medicine

    • Kansas State University
    • Ross University
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