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Planning a career in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary medicine?

At Duquesne, students seeking a career in medicine as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements, plus a science-based liberal arts education, opportunities for research, and hands-on experience in their chosen field.


Requirements for Professional Schools

Health professions schools prefer well-rounded applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence in all course work, have competitive admissions test scores, and have shown a continual commitment towards helping others. As an active participant in the PMPP, you’ll learn to balance a rigorous academic schedule with meaningful extracurricular activities.

Help in Admissions Process

The Pre-Medical Professions Program (PMPP) provides a variety of services to help you become the strongest possible candidate for admission to the health professions school of your choice.

These services include:

  • Comprehensive, continuous counseling from dedicated pre-medical advisors
  • Opportunities to learn more about the health professions
  • Opportunities to explore research
  • An introduction to the varied educational philosophies and course requirements among health professions schools
  • Letters of recommendation to health professions schools
  • Assistance in preparing for your admissions interview.