LeTourneau University has some great advantages for pre-med students.
Unlike large state schools, even our entry-level science courses are taught by professors. Undergraduates have opportunities to work directly with professor as lab and research assistants, often building close, mentoring relationships.
These relationships are invaluable for pre-med students, as medical schools are looking for great reference letters from professionals who can provide informed recommendations for students they know well.
A strong network of local physicians invest in the lives of LETU pre-med students. These physicians:
At LETU, undergrads can be actively involved in hands-on research projects, rather than merely assisting graduate students. For example, students who join the Wheels Project travel to Kenya to complete studies on the efficacy of wheelchair designed for use in low-income countries.
“As a team of four students and our professor, Karen Rispin, we were able to experience a new culture, make international friendships, and conduct research in a tangible and meaningful way.”
- Emily Tutt, Biology (Pre-Med)
LeTourneau University has a student led club, Hygeia, which includes current students as well as alumni. The Facebook page and the meetings on campus provide opportunities to learn from those a step ahead in the journey.
As you likely already know, pre-med is not a major. If you hadn’t heard this, the Association of American Medical College is a great resource for basic information. As you’ll see, a student can enter medical school successfully from any major as long as he or she has done well in all the pre-requisites and competencies required or suggested.
However, there are three majors at LETU in which most pre-med students enroll:
These advantages also apply to students heading into other health-related professions that require graduate school, such as