Pre-Med or Pre-Dent Faculty Advising

Are you interested in studying medicine or dentistry after graduation from college?

Like many universities, Detroit mercy pre-medicine or pre-dental is a programmed series of courses and not a college major. At Detroit Mercy, you will need to choose a major and complete the course requirements within that major for admission to professional school.

We offer multiple pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-physician assistant tracks and all of these tracks include strong concentrations in the biology and chemistry which you'll need for admission and to be successful in professional school.

Your advisors help you navigate your choices

As a student at Detroit Mercy, you'll work with a faculty advisor on requirements for graduation and a pre-health advisor who specializes in the preparation for professional schools.

  • Together, you'll choose appropriate courses for application to masters and doctoral programs in the health professions and choose required experiences such as clinical, community service, research and shadowing.
  • Your faculty advisor reviews your academic progress with you periodically to make sure that your grade point average is consistent with your goals.
  • Your pre-health advisor provides you with information about taking the admissions test for professional school, filling out medical or dental school applications and obtaining the letters of recommendation including our Committee Letter Process.
  • Finally, you will engage in interview workshops and individualized coaching to help you prepare for both in-person and online interviews.
  • If you decide that graduate school in the health professions are not for you, then know that you will engage your advisors and the Center for Career and Professional Development in revising your plans and getting started in a new direction.