Pre-medicine is a program rather than a specific major. The Pre-med program requires specific courses students must complete to apply for medical school. This gives students the flexibility to pursue any major. Medical schools select students with majors in both non-science and science disciplines. Regardless of major, it is vital for students to succeed in their academics. Students also must develop strong qualities of leadership, interpersonal skills, ethics, and service.
To help students prepare for medical school, Baylor created the Pre-med/Pre-dent Advisory Committee. The Committee interviews and evaluates applicants for professional school. The Committee works with many medical and dental schools. Their comprehensive evaluations are often an important component of the student's application. The Committee prepares composite evaluations. These include a plot of chronological grade progression and teacher ratings. These ratings are on a variety of personal characteristics. They also include committee ratings on academic and personal qualities. They review committee comments based on the interview, personal knowledge and application materials. This evaluation process keeps students on track and prepared for the actual application process. Students must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for medical school consideration.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a student-led organization for those interested in Pre-Health Care programs. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development. It provides a forum for students with common interests. It also extends a program of service to benefit both the Waco and the Baylor communities.
Baylor offers several Living-Learning Centers which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together. The Science & Health Living-Learning Center is a residential option that's available for pre-health students. Students are able to collaborate with each other, science faculty and medical researchers.