If you want to become a medical doctor, Ozarks can help you make your goal a reality.
First, pre-medicine, like all of our pre-professional programs, isn’t actually a major at U of O; it is a focus of study. This means you will become specifically trained in a discipline, usually biology or chemistry for pre-med students, while also benefiting from the broad training of the liberal arts.
In our pre-med program, you’ll take a sequence of classes that have been proven to get you ready for that all-important Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and prepare you for med school. But it’s not just the classes that help you prepare…by working closly with your Pre-Med program advisor, you’ll get a chance to do your own research if you want. You will also participate in hands-on experiential education, including shadowing physicians in the community to help you understand what it’s really like being a doctor.. And that can give you a definite advantage when you start the Medical School application process!
A hallmark of an Ozarks education is the opportunity to learn from and interact with faculty. Because you’ll be a part of a relatively small number of pre-med students, our faculty members will not only be your teachers, they’ll be your mentors.
Our pre-med program is challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Our graduates tell that story better than anyone. Kendall is practicing pediatrics in Little Rock. Josue is a family medicine resident in Nebraska. And, Sabrina is in her third year of medical school at the University of Oklahoma. As a pre-med graduate from U of O, you could also have a future in nursing, physical therapy, graduate school, biomedical research and education.
“Part of what I think Ozarks does best [is] mentoring students beyond teaching them in the classroom. It gives our students an advantage when they leave here. Larger universities cannot do this to the level we can and other colleges do not offer it in the way we do.” – Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology
WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO
University of the Ozarks Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Warren Sconiers was just a child when he discovered he had a unique interest in nature's smallest creatures.
Breanna Hiatt has taken full advantage of the liberal arts curriculum at University of the Ozarks to find her true calling.
University of the Ozarks junior Amanda Paz spent her summer scaling the jungle canopies of a rain forest, scuba diving at one of the most ecological-rich reefs in the world and working with some of the most diverse animals on the planet. And, it was all done in the name of science.