Biology Major Pre-Medical Mentoring
Although students may enter the health professional fields (e.g., medicine, dentistry, optometry, PT, OT, PA, etc.) from a variety of majors, there are several reasons why biology is a great choice for students desiring to gain acceptance into health professional schools.
First, biology majors represent more than half of all students accepted into medical schools1, as well as a high proportion of students entering the allied health professions. Second, there are a number of biology courses that focus specifically on the functions of living organisms, including humans. These include classes in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, pathology, physiology, endocrinology, neuroscience and genetics. Finally, the biology department offers ample opportunities for students to gain biomedical research experiences. The biology major is an ideal environment for students to begin their pre-medical and allied health development.
What We Offer
- One-on-one mentoring between a biology faculty and each student each semester.
- Faculty members with specific interests in biomedical research including the areas of physiology, microbiology, immunology, neurodegeneration, pain, stress, and molecular biology.
- Unique Molecular Biology and Physiology Concentrations that include all of the pre-requisites for most health-related admissions.
- Summer Research Programs that focus on biomedical-related topics including Neuroscience and Pain.
- Access to Duquesne's Pre-Medical and Health Professions specialized advising program.
Biology Majors Success in Pre-Medical and Allied Health Admissions
Recent Biology majors from Duquesne have been very successful obtaining admissions to some of the best pre-health programs in the United States. The following is just a sample of recent admission successes from the major.
|Medical School (M.D.)||M.D./Ph.D. Programs|
|Boston University||University at Buffalo|
|Drexel University||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Loyola University Chicago||Dentistry (D.D.S./D.M.D.)|
|Ohio State University||Harvard School of Dental Medicine|
|Penn State Hershey (Medical Campus)||Ohio State University|
|SUNY Upstate Medical University||Temple University|
|Temple University||University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Cincinnati||Physician's Assistant (P.A.)|
|University of Pittsburgh||Chatham University|
|University of Toledo||Daemen College|
|West Virginia University||Hofstra University|
|Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)||LIU Brooklyn|
|Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine||Optometry School|
|Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine||Indiana University|
|Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine||Salus University - Pennsylvania College of Optometry|
|Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|New England College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|West Virgina School of Osteopathic Medicine|
Biology Faculty Doing Biomedical Research
Immunology - Philip Auron
Reproductive Physiology and Medicine - Kyle Selcer
1 - 2017 Association of American Medical Colleges