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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:

  • U.S. or Canadian citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Sophomore standing and completion of two years (six terms) at Knox
  • Minimum of 18 credits by the end of your sophomore year
  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA and no science grade lower than a B-
  • Complete the following coursework by the end of your second year:
    • One complete chemistry sequence (CHEM 101A-102A or CHEM 100-102 or CHEM 211-212)
    • At least two terms of either the introductory physics sequence (PHYS 110-130) or the introductory biology sequence (BIOL 110-130)
    • One course in the behavioral or social sciences
  • High academic achievement in both science and non-science curriculum
  • Selected students must major or minor in an area outside the traditional STEM fields.

Successful applicants also take a challenging selection of classes, have an interest in current healthcare issues and knowledge about the medical profession with significant patient-related health care experience, 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 judgment.  Students may not apply to any other early selection programs at other institutions.

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