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Programs for Pre-Medical Studies

Planning a Career in Medicine or Other Health Profession?

At Duquesne, students seeking a career in medicine as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements, plus a science-based liberal arts education, opportunities for research, and hands-on experience in their chosen field.

Health professions schools prefer well-rounded applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence in all course work, have competitive admissions test scores, and have shown a continual commitment towards helping others. As an active participant in the Pre-Medical Professions Program, you’ll learn to balance a rigorous academic schedule with meaningful extracurricular activities.


The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is designed for students who are enrolled in college or who have already completed a bachelor's degree, and are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, chiropractic or optometry.

This program emphasizes a humanistic approach and scientific excellence in the preparation, education, and training of students.


The Pre-Medical Professions Program is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the  medical field. Undergraduates can enter Pre-Medical Professions, a university-wide program for those seeking a career in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry or chiropractic medicine.

High school students considering Duquesne for a bachelor’s degree should review the Pre-Medical Professions Program.