Endicott College Biotech Pre-Professional Program Guide
Overview • Preparing for Entrance Exams • Online Resources
Medical, Dental and Veterinary Professional Schools as well as Graduate Schools (Ph.D. in science disciplines) typically require for admission the following in college preparation:
One year of general chemistry with labs
One year of organic chemistry with labs
One year of general biology with labs
One year of physics with labs
One course in suborganismal area e.g. genetics, immunology et al
One year of mathematics including or above the calculus level
Many schools require one year of anatomy and physiology with labs, microbiology et. al.
An interested student should research the requirements for their chosen field and target professional/graduate schools prior to junior year, since requirements vary between programs.
For information and materials to help you explore career options and prepare for graduate school and professional education, see the information below or visit the Career Center's resources page.
Endicott Bio/Biotech majors or any other student interested in Med, Vet, Dental, Grad school should contact their advisors as well as Science Faculty Pre-Professional Advisors:
Dr. Jessica Kaufman: email@example.com, 978-232-5118
Dr. Anne-Marie Scholer: firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-232-2188
Dr. Joyce Shaw: email@example.com, 978-232-2310
Acceptance to graduate and professional schools often depends on your performance on standardized tests such as the MCAT, GRE, OAT, DAT, and other exams. Drawing from their experience, the Endicott Science faculty members provide these helpful tips:
- Plan on taking any required exams in the spring of the academic year before you apply - i.e. if you will be applying to medical school during your Senior year, take the MCAT exam in the spring of your Junior year. This leaves plenty of time to retake the exam in the summer, if necessary.
- Studying and preparation should start a full semester before the test is scheduled - i.e. if you will be taking an exam in the spring of your Junior year, prepare for it throughout the fall of your Junior year. Your efforts in preparing yourself for the exam are critically important.
- To avoid brain burn, do not take the GRE General Test and any required Subject Test in the same session. You will achieve better results if you space them out a bit.
- Fully utilize your on-campus resources, such as faculty members, advisors, the student-run Endicott Biotech Society, Phi Sigma, Sigma Xi, etc. A wealth of experience and advice is all around you.
- A variety of preparation resources are available to help you, including books, courses, online resources, and sample test questions from the testing organizations themselves. Endicott College does not endorse any one preparation resource - take your learning style, schedule, and budget into consideration in creating a preparation plan.
Student Doctor Network's discussion directory on MCAT preparation
Student Doctor Network's discussion directory on DAT preparation
Student Doctor Network's discussion directory on OAT preparation
GRE preparation info from ETS, with test sites
Advice from the NAAHP
American Association of Medical Colleges
Free MCAT practice questions and study advice
2015 MCAT examination guidelines
Local medical schools:
Harvard Medical School
Tufts University Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School
American Association for Colleges in Osteopathic Medicine
University of New England (Maine)
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association for Veterinary Medicine Colleges
Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
American Dental Education Association
Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Local PA Programs:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
University of New England
Graduate Schools in Biological Science
Boston University, Main Campus
Boston University, Graduate Medical Sciences
Harvard University, Medical and non medical sciences
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multiple fields, non-medical sciences and engineering
University of New Hampshire, Life sciences and agriculture
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Bio/cheminformatics, biological engineering, marine science