Loras College Fast Fact Sheet for Health Science and Biology

Pre-Professional Program Title: Pre Podiatry

Loras Faculty Advisor: Tom Davis, Biology phone:7767

Years of College Here Required for Admission to Program at Another School: Usually 4, sometimes 3

Suggested Loras Majors: Biology, Biology Research, Chemistry, Psychology, English
any major of personal interest to the student
(there is no pre podiatry major)

Undergrad Courses Needed for Admission: At least two courses in biological sciences, general chemistry, physics, english/communication skills, other liberal arts

Schools To Which Loras Sends Its Graduates: Scholl (Chicago), Des Moines Osteopathic School, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

% of Loras Applicants Admitted in last 3 years: 100%

Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 3.0

Other Suggested Requirements for Admission: same as pre med including above average scores on MCAT. Some schools interview their applicants before admission.

Specific Comments on this Program at Loras: As with pre med, there is no preferred major. Other comments are same as pre med form.

General Information About This Program AFTER Loras: Curriculum requires 4 years, first 2 years are continuation of classroom and laboratory work in basic sciences with courses in podiatric medicine and surgery in second year. Academic coursework is completed during first 3 years. Clinical rotations begin during summer prior to 3rd year and fourth year is entirely devoted to clinical rotations.

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