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PreMedicine at IIT: Gateway to a Medical Career

Rapidly advancing technology is changing the practice of every profession today. Rarely does that take on the life and death significance it does in medicine. Effective use of technology in medicine saves lives. Illinois Tech's premedical and combined medical school programs are designed to meet the need for technologically proficient physicians and medical researchers. In addition, Illinois Tech offers joint programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

Illinois Tech offers multiple pathways for pursuit of a career in the health professions. Joint programs in medicine that lead to a B.S. degree from Illinois Tech and either a D.O. or O.D. degree from Chicago area schools are available. Students may also apply to a pre-pharmacy program that allows early entrance into pharmacy school at Midwestern University. Options include a minor in pre-medical studies, which ensures completion of all pre-requisites for entrance into medical school, and prepares you for your M1 year, and a post-baccalaureate program for college graduates who wish to pursue a medical education but lack the necessary academic background.

Illinois Tech and Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) have partnered to offer the Dual Admission — Osteopathic Medicine (B.S./D.O.) program. The program provides dual admission to Illinois Tech and CCOM. With the increasingly important role of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, a rigorous baccalaureate education in a technological field is ideal preparation to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. Program Details »

The Dual Admission — Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.) program with Illinois Tech and Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCOP) provides a strong academic foundation for employment as a pharmacist. Enroll for two years at Illinois Tech with guaranteed admission into the four-year program at CCOP. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required, and you avoid the costly pharmacy school application process. Program Details »

Illinois Tech has an Early Acceptance Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) for osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy programs. The pharmacy program allows you to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree. Program Details »

The Pre-Optometry Program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois Tech and a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) located just east of Main Campus. Program Details »

The Illinois Tech Minor in PreMedical Studies enables you to choose a major in any degree program offered at Illinois Tech while completing specialized requirements for admission to medical school. Complete the coursework and earn a PreMedical Studies Minor upon graduation. Program Details »

The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program is ideal if you already possess a college degree but lack the coursework required for admission to medical school. The program generally takes three years, during which you receive a rigorous education in all areas of the premedical sciences. Program Details »

Illinois Tech's Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is suitable preparation for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. You may use Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission. Earn the degree online, part-time or full-time, and obtain a hands-on laboratory experience by choosing lab classes as electives. Program Details »