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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. You may also apply to a pre-pharmacy program, which allows early entrance into pharmacy school at Midwestern University. Other options include a minor in pre-medical studies ensuring completion of all pre-requisites for entrance into medical school and prepares you for your M1 year, as well as 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 if you are interested in pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine. Program Details »

The Dual Admission — Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.) program with IIT and Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCOP) provides a strong academic foundation for students interested in the field. Students enroll for two years at IIT and are guaranteed admission into the four-year program at CCOP. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required, and students 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 permits the student to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree from the undergraduate institution. 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 prepares you for admission to medical school if you already possess a college degree, but lack the required coursework. The program generally takes three years, during which you will 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 as preparation for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. You may submit Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission. You may earn the degree online, part-time or full-time. Obtaining hands-on laboratory experience is available by choosing lab classes as electives. Program Details »