Pre-med/Pre-dental

Over the past decade, 95 percent of Union's pre-med graduates have been accepted to medical school. Many pre-med/pre-dental graduates from Union's Division of Science and Mathematics are accepted to Loma Linda University Medical School. Loma Linda University has a worldwide reputation as a quality medical school. The information below describes the minimum requirements for admission to Loma Linda University and serve as a guide for Union students interested in medical school regardless of their major.

Medicine—Loma Linda University

Application

Preference is given to applicants who will have completed the baccalaureate degree prior to starting medicine. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), taken within the last two years, and a minimum of three years (85 semester hours) of collegiate preparation are required. Candidates should have demonstrated ability in the sciences.

Application to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine is made directly to the Association of American Medical Colleges through its application service (AMCAS). Applications are accepted from June 1 through November 1 for entry into the next first-year medical class. Applicants are urged to take the MCAT in the spring of the year of application and to have the basic requirements completed at the time of application. Both AMCAS and MCAT application forms and deadline information are available from the premedical advisor.

Requirements for admission in terms of Union College courses

BIOL 151, 152 General Biology (4, 4)

8

CHEM 151, 152 General Chemistry (4, 4)

8

CHEM 211, 212 Organic Chemistry (4, 4)

8

PHYS 151, 152 General Physics (4, 4)
or PHYS 251 and 252 College Physics (4.5, 4.5)

8

ENGL 111, 112 College Writing I and II (3, 3)

6

CLEP and pass/fail performances are not acceptable for the required courses.

Although Loma Linda University does not have a list of recommended courses, most successful medical school candidates will have studied additional courses taken from histology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and cell/molecular biology.

Dentistry—Loma Linda University
Application

Preference is given to applicants who will have completed the baccalaureate degree prior to starting dentistry. The Dental Admissions Test (DAT), taken within the last two years, and a minimum of three years (96 semester hours) of collegiate preparation are required. Candidates should have demonstrated ability in the sciences.

Application to the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry is made directly to the American Dental Education Association through its application service (AADSAS). Applications are accepted from June 1 through January 1 for entry into the next first-year dental class. Applicants are urged to take the DAT in the spring of the year of application and to have the basic requirements completed at the time of application. Both AADSAS and DAT application forms and deadline information are available from the predental advisor.

Requirements for admission in terms of Union College courses

BIOL 151, 152 General Biology (4, 4)

8

CHEM 151, 152 General Chemistry (4, 4)

8

CHEM 211, 212 Organic Chemistry (4, 4)

8

PHYS 151, 152 General Physics (4, 4)
or PHYS 251 and 252 College Physics (4.5, 4.5)

8

ENGL 111, 112 College Writing I and II (3, 3)

6

CLEP and pass/fail performances are not acceptable for the required courses.

Strongly recommended electives include biochemistry and histology. Other recommended electives include accounting, anatomy, calculus, management, and physiology.

Advisor: Contact the chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics.
Call 877.377.3717 or e-mail premed [at] ucollege [dot] edu.


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