The Academy Pre-Med (or Pre-Dental) track at UW-Madison is not a classification or a major, but an intention. Becoming a successful candidate for entry into medical/dental schools requires select prerequisite courses, high scores on admissions examinations and letters of recommendation, especially from science faculty. Coursework in the social sciences, statistics and psychology are recommended, especially with the new MCAT. In addition to excellence in the sciences, students should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and cultural competency. They should also have patient care and volunteer experience, leadership and reflection, which make for a well-rounded liberal arts scholar.
For Pre-Med advising, please visit the Center for Pre-Health Advising, an on-campus resource for students pursuing the health professions.