Pre-Health Programs

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Your path to a career in healthcare, medicine and dentistry.

Detroit Mercy programs in science, technology and information systems pave your way to transformative careers in high-growth fields such as:

Physician Assistant
Occupational Therapy

Genetic Counseling

Physical Therapy
Veterinary Medicine
Chiropractic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine
Public Health

For any questions about these pre-health programs, contact:

Carmen Gamlin, MA LPC
Director & Advisor for Pre-Health Programs
Schedule an advising session

Pre-Health Advisor

Mon, July 1, 2024
Starting freshmen year, Titans can meet to make their Individualized Pre-Health Plans. This would include all areas needed on their journey to competitively applying to gradua...
Mon, July 1, 2024
Interview prep for Detroit Mercy Titans in Zoom with Carmen Gamlin, Director and Advisor for Pre-Health Programs. Titans will have traditional interviews either in person or o...

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of Detroit Mercy students are accepted into at least one health professional school.

The National average for medical school is 41% and dental school is 50%.

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Letters of Recommendation

Strong letters of recommendation are essential when applying to professional schools. With our small class sizes, professors will be able to communicate the unique attributes and academic achievements of each student. Learn more about the Committee Letter Process

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Research Opportunities

Students will take part in hands-on projects beginning their freshman year. These projects can lead to resume-enhancing opportunities like presenting at national conferences and getting published in scholarly journals. Find out more about research.

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Specialized Advisors

From day one, our pre-health advisor works closely with students to ensure they are well-positioned for professional school admission. The advisor will provide career path options, MCAT/DAT and admission interview preparation and special event opportunities so that students are current on the latest topics in healthcare.

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Leadership & Service

Our Jesuit and Mercy frameworks call for service, justice and solidarity. We aim to prepare our students to lead and serve with critical minds and compassionate hearts. Learn more about our humanistic approach to education.

"The professors have each and every students best interest at heart and always keep their doors open for students to come in to discuss personal or academic matters without appointments."

— Laial Baltaji, Biology Major

Accelerated Programs

7-Year Dental (DDS)

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Learn more about 7-Year Dental

5-Year Physician Assistant (PA)

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Learn more about 5-Year Bio/PA

B.S. in Biology with a Clinical Internship in Histotechnology

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Bachelor of Science with Clinical Internship


6-Year Pharmacy (PharmD)

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6-year PharmD (Detroit/Connecticut)

7-Year Pharmacy (PharmD)

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7-Year PharmD (Detroit)

Pre-Med Early Assurance and Acceptance Programs (EAP)

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MSU College of Human Medicine

The EAP offers a better opportunity for admission to medical school for premedical students. Preference for EAP admission will be given to those who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student.
  • Graduate of a low-income high school as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Eligible for, or a recipient of, an undergraduate Pell or institutional need-based grant.
  • Graduate from an underserved (health professional shortage) urban or rural area.
  • Demonstrates interest in a high-need medical specialty or practicing in a medically underserved community.

Students who excel at Detroit Mercy may apply to the MSU College of Human Medicine during their junior year. If accepted, they will be assured of admission and begin a relationship with MSU College of Human Medicine during their senior year.

Attend medical school at MSU

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Detroit Mercy is an “undergraduate affiliated college” with the College of Medicine at LECOM. The advantages include:

  • EAP assures students that they will have a seat at LECOM after meeting the undergraduate requirements at Detroit Mercy
  • EAP students enter the College of Medicine after earning a bachelor's degree at Detroit Mercy.
  • High School seniors and current Detroit Mercy students may apply through LECOM for EAP consideration
  • Additional requirements must be met for final acceptance to LECOM including, interviewing, maintaining a minimum GPA and activity engagement.

University of Detroit Mercy Contact:

Carmen Gamlin,
Pre-Health Program Coordinator and Advisor

Where our graduates go

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What are alumni saying?

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"As a Detroit Mercy student I was granted opportunities that helped me stand out among my peers and make me a noticeable applicant for medical school.

The University’s value of service has and will continue to make a huge impact on my career and life goals. In my medical career, it has given me a unique perspective on how to approach patient dilemmas."

—Bianca Yaldo '16
Medical Student at Michigan State College of Human Medicine

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"Detroit Mercy gave me the opportunity to explore career paths outside of the typical pre-med/pre-dental pathways. I was able to do research in the lab under Professor Mio, take summer internships and attend international conferences. This, along with mentorship that professors provide, lead me to where I am today.

The curriculum was well-rounded; this paired with several years of research at Detroit Mercy really helped me succeed in graduate school."

—Steven Jones '12
Senior Medical Scientist for Kite Pharma