PRE-MEDICINE & HEALTH | Preparation for Life


Students who know they want to enter a science-related graduate program can take advanced course work in biology, biochemistry, human biology, chemistry and exercise science. The preprofessional program in medicine and health is not a major but rather a course of study that prepare students for graduate school. Individualized planning with an advisor tailors a program to fit our students’ interests and needs.

MEDICAL SCHOOL PREPARATION

Baker students are accepted into medical school at a 87% rate—more than double the 44% national average.

DENTAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE

Over the past 10 years, 100% of Baker students who applied to dental school have been accepted.

HEALTH-CARE OBSERVATION

Students preparing for a career in health care participate in shadowing experiences with health-care professionals.

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Our lab courses feature student-designed research projects and most students in our science programs partner with a faculty member to pursue original projects.

SCIENCE AT BAKER UNIVERSITY

Baker science graduates go on to become doctors, researchers, educators, and even water slide engineers. How does Baker prepare students for success after graduation? What are some of our recent alumni are doing now? Watch the video to find out!

BRANDON | Biology Major, Class of 2015

Actor. Fraternity president. Student Activities Council officer. National Science Foundation research contributor. That’s Brandon, and even though he’s graduated, he still wants to accomplish more. “On and off the stage, in and outside of the science lab, Baker gave me the opportunity to be extremely involved on campus. But the most important thing it did for me was preparing me for my next step—the University of Kansas Medical School.”

CAREERS

Our pre-medicine and health curriculum prepares students for success in these graduate programs:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician’s assistant programs
  • Nursing

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of graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of receiving their diploma.

FACULTY

Dr. Erin Morris

Associate Professor of Biology | erin.morris@bakerU.edu
“I always say if I were not a scientist I would be a historian. I love looking through old documents and understanding how past events have shaped the world today. I get to combine these two things when I teach a Genology Interterm. That class covers deep human history through genetics, and recent family history using ancestry databases.”

B.A. Drury University, Ph.D. University of Missouri at Columbia

Expertise: molecular plant genetics
Office: Boyd Science Center 230 | 785.594.7881