Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary 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 the Next Level

If you are interested in veterinary science, 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. In addition to veterinary medicine (D.V.M.), our premed minor is tailored for students interested in allopathic medicine (M.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), dentistry (D.D.S./M.D.) and optometry (O.D.). 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.

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

    • 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


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


    • 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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