Health professional schools, including medical schools, seek students who are passionate about their undergraduate studies. They select students with a demonstrated ability to ‘do science’ coupled with a well-rounded, liberal arts background that includes courses outside the sciences; students who excel at the undergraduate level and on the standardized entrance exams (MCAT, DAT, PCAT...). Tomorrow’s health care professionals must be strong communicators and critical thinkers – in short, students who are driven, focused and realistic about the rigorous demands involved in pursuing a medical degree. Those are the students who enroll at Geneseo.
As you explore your options at the undergraduate level, be sure to ask yourself if you are prepared for the rigors involved in preparation for, and completion of, medical school. It is important to understand that it is not the undergraduate institution that will “get you into” medical school, but rather, the academic and personal abilities that you develop in undergraduate school and that are demonstrated in your performance as an undergraduate and in the medical school admission process.
Consistent with our mission, Geneseo is a liberal arts college dedicated to preparing students for future study in all types of post-graduate programs, including – but not limited to – medical school. As a highly-selective public, liberal arts college, Geneseo students are sought by many of the finest post-graduate institutions in the nation.
In addition to academic study, the abundant research opportunities and co-curricular activities afforded to undergraduate students are a signature strength at Geneseo. Students across all disciplines are able to engage in scholarly research and often present at regional or national conferences. Pre-med students often work closely with faculty in one-on-one research opportunities that enhance their medical school preparation. Students are also able to participate in a wide variety of activities that reveal characteristics important to medical school admission: motivation, compassion, interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
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