Why Study Pre-Medicine at USF?

A pre-medical degree from the University of Saint Francis will prepare you to dedicate your life to improving the quality of health for individuals through treatment, advice and compassion. By studying human health and the effect of disease on the whole person, you will gain the academic foundation to be admitted to medical school. As you work toward your Bachelor of Science in Biology in the pre-medical program, you will also develop the critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills that will make you an incredible medical professional.

Skills You'll Obtain

Think critically, especially to apply science to human health

Communicate effectively – orally and in writing

Create project designs

Alumni Testimonial

Football player and pre-medical student Andre talks about how he lived the Franciscan Values as part of his education.

After Graduation

Upon completion of the USF pre-medical program, you will be qualified to attend medical school. While many students wish to become Doctors of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), a pre-medical Bachelor of Science in Biology will also prepare you for admission into chiropractic or optometry school.

Many graduates of the USF pre-medical program attend the following medical schools:

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Optometry
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • National University of Health Sciences, Chiropractic Medicine
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic