Pre-Medicine Studies

Plan to become a doctor? Truman provides excellent preparation to help you reach your goal of attending medical school. Our graduates have consistently been admitted to medical schools at a rate greater than the national average.  Truman also has articulation agreements with a number of health professional schools.

Choose Your Own Path for Pre-Medicine Studies

As an undergraduate pre-med student at Truman, you can pursue the major that’s the best fit for  you. Each major available offers different strengths and variations in your approach to medicine—many pre-med students major in a basic science such as biology, chemistry, or physics. Other common pre-med majors include health science, exercise science, or psychology.

Biology majors may be eligible to participate in the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine Bryant Scholars Pre-admission Program. Students are annually selected from Truman to interview for early acceptance to the medical school. Qualified sophomores may apply for early acceptance to A.T. Still University (ATSU) through the Pre-Osteopathic Scholars Program.

Pre-Medicine Studies and Advising

In the pre-med program, you get expert guidance from your pre-med advisor to keep you on track for medical school. You can also take advantage of resources such as academic tutoring, professional organizations like the American Medical Student Association and GlobeMed, volunteer opportunities at local medical centers and clinics, and research opportunities with faculty.

Our graduates are accepted into medical school at prestigious institutions on the national stage such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Washington University. Many attend prestigious schools in the Midwest including University of Missouri, Saint Louis University, Creighton University, University of Iowa, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Southern Illinois, and University of Kansas. Yet others choose the osteopathic medicine path and attend A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and Des Moines University, among others.

Infographic - Pre-Med at Truman