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SIU Students working in Medical Lab


As the medical providers of tomorrow, today’s pre-medical students need support and opportunity.  As the physician shortage grows, more students who wish to be future physicians will be looking at pre-medical programs and the resources they have to offer.   SIU’s College of Science’s faculty and advisors provide advocacy, mentorship, and research experience for students who are seeking to reach their full potential.  In 2017, the average GPA/MCAT for admitted allopathic medical students was 3.79/510

Pre-Medical Information links

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AMCAS Application Service
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
American Medical Association  (AMA)
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Basic Course Requirements for US Schools

Preparing for the MCAT
Minority Student Resources
Online MCAT Practice Test (No Fee)
Postbaccaluraeate Premedical Programs
Timetable for Premedical Students
SIUC College of Science Preprofessional Program

Medical Colleges in the state of Illinois (in alphabetical order)

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Rosalind Franklin SOM
Rush University Medical College (Chicago)
SIU School of Medicine  (Carbondale and Springfield)
SIU School of Medicine MEDPREP Program
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
UIC College of Medicine at Peoria
UIC College of Medicine at Rockford (RMED - Rural Medicine program)
UIC College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign


Occupational Outlook Handbook for Physicians and Surgeons

Scholarships / Loan Assistance

RIMSAP - Rural Illinois Medical Assistance Program

For additional information, see our

Health Professions Advisor
College of Science Advisement
Neckers A185

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