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Pre-Professional & Cooperative Program

Program Advisor

Mary Jane Shroyer, Pre-Health Coordinator

Cooperating Faculty
Judith Thorn, Biology

Students interested in the medical profession are well served by a liberal arts education. A liberal arts education at Knox combines preparation in the sciences with broad perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to address technical scientific and human interaction skills, both of which are required for successful careers in medicine.

Students interested in medicine are not restricted to any one major. Working with an advisor in the major, as well as Knox's pre-health advisor, students complement their major with those courses which provide instruction in the sciences and other fields to adequately prepare them for admission to medical school. Students with this interest are urged to consult early with the pre-health advisor to ensure that their course selections are appropriate.

George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Early Selection Program

Program Advisor

Lori Schroeder, Associate Dean of the College

The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Early Selection program guarantees to qualified undergraduates entry to medical school upon completion of four years at Knox. This program gives students the option of pursuing rigorous study in the arts, humanities, or even the sciences, without the competitive stress of the traditional pre-medical program.

Students for the Knox-George Washington University program are selected at the end of their second year of study. Eligible applicants must have:

  • Sophomore Standing and completion of two years (six terms at Knox)
  • Minimum of 18 credits by the end of the third term of the sophomore year
  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA and no science grade lower than a B- by the end of the sixth term
  • Completed the following coursework by the end of the second year. (AP, IB, and dual degree credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis).
    • One complete chemistry sequence (CHEM 100A-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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.

Successful applicants 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 judgment.

Upon selection for the program, acceptance to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is guaranteed provided you:

  • Complete the prerequisite pre-medical courses, including:
    • Introductory Biology sequence
    • Introductory Physics sequence
    • General Chemistry sequence
    • Organic Chemistry sequence
    • One course in Biochemistry (BCHM 301)
    • One course in Social or Behavioral Science
    • Two courses in English
  • 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)
  • Have no substantiated allegations of inappropriate academic or personal comportment
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