Students may enroll in a traditional premedical studies program that offers course preparation needed to apply to and succeed in medical school. This flexible program frees students to pursue any degree program offered at IIT while completing the specialized premedical coursework. Students are assigned a premedical adviser to help them structure a course of study to meet medical school admission requirements.
The IIT PreMedical Advisory Committee provides assistance to premedical students. Committee members will monitor your academic progress and provide information about volunteer and research opportunities. The committee will also write letters of recommendation and answer strategic questions about the medical school application process.
All students entering medical school need to have an understanding of the principles of the sciences basic to medicine. In particular, students will need an in-depth background in biology, chemistry and physics—which are all essential to the study and practice of medicine. A firm grasp of the English language is also essential.
To achieve a minimum level of understanding in these disciplines, ALL students pursuing a minor in premedicine must take the following courses as part of (or in addition to) their major program of study. Students who complete these courses will earn a Premedical Studies Minor upon graduation.
Students majoring in biology, molecular biochemistry and biophysics automatically satisfy all premedical studies minor course requirements.
|BIOL 107||General Biology Lectures||3 Credits|
|BIOL 109||General Biology Laboratory||1 Credit|
|BIOL 115||Human Biology||3 Credits|
|BIOL 117||Human Biology Laboratory||1 Credit|
|BIOL 401||Introductory Biochemistry||3 Credits|
|BIOL 402||Metabolic Biochemistry||3 Credits|
|BIOL 445||Cell Biology||3 Credits|
|CHEM 124||Principles of Chemistry I*||4 Credits|
|CHEM 125||Principles of Chemistry II*||4 Credits|
|CHEM 237||Organic Chemistry I*||4 Credits|
|CHEM 239||Organic Chemistry II||3 Credits|
|CHEM 240||Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2 Credits|
|PHYS 123||Mechanics*||4 Credits|
|PHYS 221||Electromagnetism & Optics*||4 Credits|
|MATH 151||Calculus I||5 Credits|
|MATH 152||Calculus II||5 Credits|
|MATH 251||Multivariate and Vector Calculus||4 Credits|
*Contains a laboratory component.
|BIOL 305||Human Anatomy||3 Credits|
|BIOL 430||Animal Physiology||3 Credits|
|BIOL 210||Microbiology Lectures||3 Credits|
|BIOL 214||Genetics and Genetic Technology||3 Credits|
|COM 421||Technical Writing||3 Credits|
The premedical planning guide gives prospective and current premedical students the information and guidance needed to prepare for a career in medicine. The guide features a timeframe and deadlines for academics, volunteer/internship experiences, preparing for and taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), obtaining letters of recommendation and applying to medical school.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO:
Office of Admission
101 Perlstein Hall
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3025 or 800.448.2329 (outside Chicago)
Dr. Kathryn Spink
146C Life Sciences Building
Chicago, Il 60616