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Majors & Minors > Medicine

Early Admission to Medical School


Mary Jane Shroyer

Coordinator of Pre-Health Advising

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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Our cooperative program with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences means guaranteed admission for selected sophomores.  This program gives students the option of pursuing study in the arts, humanities or even the sciences, without the competitive stress of the traditional pre-medical program.

Application Requirements

The Knox-George Washington University program requirements include:

  • Sophomore standing and completion of two years (six terms) at Knox
  • Minimum of 18 credits by the end of the third term of your sophomore year
  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA and no science grade lower than a B- by the end of your sixth term
  • Minimum of six terms of pre-medical science courses by the end of your sixth term. Such courses include:
    • Biology 110, 120, and 130
    • Chemistry 101A-102A or 100, 101, 102, Chemistry 211-212
    • Physics 110, 120 and 130
  • High academic achievement in both science and non-science curriculum

Successful applicants also take a challenging selection of classes, have an interest in current healthcare issues and knowledge about the medical profession, and plan to make the best use of the broad range of opportunities available at Knox. Successful applicants will also demonstrate good character, a sense of responsibility, and sound judgement.

Timeline for Application and Acceptance

Fall Term

  • Application forms are distributed

Late January/Early February

  • Application forms are due (required: transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and description of your academic goals, planned courses, and projects)
  • Applicants are interviewed on the Knox campus
  • Applications are sent to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Committee on Admissions

Mid April

  • The GWU Committee on Admissions invites applicants for interviews

Early Summer

  • The GWU Committee on Admissions makes the final decision

Marticulation Requirements

Acceptance is guaranteed pending that you:

  • Complete the pre-med curriculum, including
    • BCHM 301
    • One psychology course
    • One anthropology/sociology course dealing primarily with contemporary societies
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.6 with a grade of B- or better in all science coursework
  • Complete your Knox degree (MCAT score not required)
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