Undergraduate Program (BA)
As a student planning a career in the health profession, you have unique goals and educational plans. At Xavier, we have a solid track record of getting our students into medical school and graduate school. You'll find the support and personal attention you need, from academic advising to peer mentoring and MCAT preparation.
What you can study
84% Medical school acceptance rate among Xavier students compared to 40% nationally
Medical school acceptance rate among Xavier students compared to 40% nationally
Major DecisionsPre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-veterinary are career intentions that you'll pursue along with your chosen major. With that in mind, you should consider declaring a major that you'll enjoy, perform well in and can use as a basis for further graduate work or employment. Whichever major you choose, your pre-professional health advisor will help prepare you for successful admission to the health profession graduate school of your choice.
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- Explore health careers
- Visit your pre-professional advisor
- Join the Xavier Pre-Med Society Club
- Research admittance requirements for medical school
- Plan your MCAT preparation schedule
- Participate in research
- Mock interview with the Health Sciences Committee
- Take the MCAT
- Submit medical school applications
- Gather your letters of recommendation
- Interview with the medical schools
- Decide which school to attend
Support you can count on.
Preparing for admission to medical school requires careful long-range planning and accurate information. Your coordinator of pre-professional health advising will help with course selection, time management tips, information on individual medical schools, MCAT preparation advice, letters of recommendation and mock admission interviews.
The Xavier Experience. There's Nothing Like It.Play Video
Xavier graduates practice in a range of fields of medicine, professional health care and other related careers. They go on to study at prestigious health schools like
- Boston Universirt School of Medicine
- Case Western Reserve University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Washington University
- Duke University
- Northwestern University
STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE
Medical schools value academic diversity and a broad liberal arts background in their students. Our recently revised core curriculum will give you a valuable foundation for all further education.
A patient is more than a medical diagnosis. During your four years here, you'll learn a holistic approach to healthcare that's focused on a patient's overall health and wellness.
Last year, 82% of our students who applied to medical school were accepted, compared to 40% nationally.
Alumni Spotlight: Matt Pellerite, MD
Natural Sciences major Matt Pellerite got his first taste of public health when he signed up for Xavier's Over-the-Rhine service learning program and learned the importance of caring for whole communities.