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  • Hands-on Experience

    Premedicine students are encouraged to seek opportunities for clinical exposure and community involvement. At the Free Clinic at Ada Jenkins, located within walking distance of the college, students can work with professionals in different areas of health services and specialties.

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  • Community Impact

    Premedicine students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience and have a significant impact in the community. For example, students piloted a nutrition-based public health and education program for local adults and children that aims to reduce non-communicable diseases through healthier eating.

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  • Well-Prepared

    Davidson has proven success in preparing students for medical school, as reflected in the high number of Davidson students who pursue medical fields and the high number of students who get accepted into medical schools. For the last dozen years, Davidson's median acceptance has remained about 20 percent higher than the national average.

    A student works at a medical internship

Premedicine and Allied Health Professions

Davidson has a rich tradition in the preprofessional training of medical health professionals, and its students are, and continue to become, leaders in the medical and dental profession. The liberal arts education you receive here prepares you, as a future health services provider, to meet the challenges and shoulder the responsibilities that await you.

The Premedicine and Allied Health Professions program emphasizes allopathic medicine (M.D.), though the program director and advisers can provide information and resources related to other health professions, including osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, physician's assistant, public health, nursing, etc.

First-year and sophomore students should attend the fall semester Premedicine and Allied Health Professions director's meeting; and then meet individually with Naila Mamoon, program director, early in your college career to discuss a plan of study.