Preparing the leaders among tomorrow's healthcare professionals, Baylor University's Prehealth Program is both dynamic and demanding. Baylor University attracts highly motivated students who possess the ability to learn both in and out of the classroom. There is no additional application process to these programs.
Challenged to grow intellectually, personally, emotionally, and spiritually, Baylor prehealth students are nurtured in a caring environment. The development of high ethical and moral standards is encouraged. Leadership skills are fostered through active involvement in academic honor societies and student organizations. Opportunities for gaining healthcare experience and developing a further sense of compassion for others abound in Waco: three major hospitals, clinics, clinical laboratories in both medicine and dentistry, a full range of dental practices, ten nursing homes, and numerous social service agencies which welcome volunteer assistance in meeting the demands for their services.
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WHAT'S NEW FOR FALL 2012?
THE MEDICAL SCIENCES ENGAGED LEARNING GROUP (ELG)is a multi-disciplinary learning community designed for fall 2012 incoming freshman students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The ELG will afford participating students the means to deepen their comprehension of the medical profession through specialized coursework and events coordinated by the Office of Prehealth Studies. Additionally, the Biology and Chemistry Departments will provide the academic theme, curricular elements, and scientific guidance that are fundamental aspects of this program. The students in the MSELG will have opportunities to engage in medically related extracurricular activities that will prepare them for a dynamic career in medicine. The students in the MSELG will enjoy the support and professional opportunities of provided in this scholarly community.
Students will take Modern Concepts of Bioscience (BIO 1305/1105) and Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I (CHE 1301/1101) in the fall semester along with Introduction to the Health Professions (PHP 1106), and Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued (BIO 1306/1106) and Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II (CHE 1302/1102) in the spring along with Foundations of Medicine (PHP 1105). Special sections of these classes will be reserved for the students in this ELG. All students must live in the Kokernot Residence Hall to have access to programming and events specifically designed to enhance their freshman premedical experience.
Medical Sciences ELG SELECTION CRITERIA: Students who seek interaction not only with students, who share similar interests, but with professors, health professionals, and student leaders, will benefit from participating in this ELG. Changing attitudes toward cultural diversity is an exciting area to explore. Individuals with an open mind, natural curiosity, and eagerness to discover the changing and exciting world of medicine will find a place here. Students who have demonstrated excellence through their high school years academically and experientially are desired. Intellectual potential should be reflected in their standardized test scores. Specifically, a minimum of a 3.5 high school GPA and SAT score of 1250 (650 math), or ACT 28 (composite and math) is required. You must be designated as a premed (PM) student to participate in this particular ELG.
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