Pre-medicine and Related Health Arts Professions

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Build Your Health Knowledge 

Pursuing a degree in medicine or another health profession after Dakota Wesleyan? Our advantage is the faculty. They have taken the MCAT, developed study plans for the med school-bound student, and have researched entrance requirements at multiple medical schools in the region. 

Did you know?

Courses of study in biology or biochemistry represent standard programs for students applying to medical school. In addition, the Association of American Medical Colleges offers suggestions for coursework that should be completed for consideration at most medical schools.   

Take advantage of DWU’s partnership with The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Helpful Resources

We’ve prepared information that will be helpful for you as a college freshman if you are aiming at med school. To learn more about your journey to medical school, visit the Association of American Medical Colleges website.

Pre-medicine and Related Health Arts Professions Course Catalog

Browse the classes that will prepare you for continuing your education in our academic catalog.

Grow Your Healthcare Experience

Consider volunteering at a local hospital or clinic to gain practical experience in the health professions. A well-rounded sampling of cocurricular activities or work experiences, both related and unrelated to medicine, will help you grow as a student and professional.

Chat With Your Adviser

Research careers available in the health professions. Discuss with your adviser their recommendations and the requirements of the particular professional school you hope to attend. Talk through the demands of medicine with your adviser or a health professional, and ask questions before starting your application process. 

Want to get an inside look at medical school admissions?

Check out Chapter 7 of the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions. This book describes the processes admission offices go through when looking at your applications.

Still Curious?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at

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