The student applying to medical, dental or veterinary school should present a strong foundation in the natural sciences, as well as a liberal education in the social sciences and humanities. It is not required that a student major in science; however, there are a minimum number of science courses which must be completed.
The process outlined below should be followed by students who plan to attend medical, dental, or veterinary school:
- The student registers with the Pre-Medical Committee. The student is interviewed by a committee member at that time and is advised of the basic requirements for entrance into medical, dental or veterinary school, and of the program at Catawba College.
- Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Pre-Medical Advising Committee each semester in order that the student's progress may be monitored.
- The student takes the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Veterinary Medicine) during the Spring Semester of his/her junior year.
- The Committee interviews the student late in the Spring Semester of his/her junior year and prepares a committee letter of recommendation.
- The student applies to medical, dental or veterinary schools during the summer before his/her senior year.