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Pre-Med Program

Housed with the Department of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa has provided an exceptional pre-professional program in medicine for more than 60 years. TU’s flexible and thorough curriculum prepares students for an education in allopathic or osteopathic medicine. TU students average a 70 percent acceptance rate to some of the finest medical schools in the country including Harvard, Vanderbilt and Baylor.

Complemented by small class sizes and individual instruction, TU’s pre-professional education is distinguished by faculty who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching and research. Faculty provide a rigorous and personal approach to the pre-professional program, and health professions advisers work closely with students to help them reach their goals. A health professions committee, including faculty from the departments of biological science, physics and chemistry, provides evaluations and recommendations for students seeking acceptance to medical school.

Students on the pre-medicine track can major in any discipline. Many medical school admissions committees prefer students with a diverse background and training while a majority of applicants major in one (or more) of the sciences.

The Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program provides highly qualified undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa with a unique opportunity to pursue an early provisional acceptance into the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine program, leading to an M.D. degree. Visit the ECCM webpage for eligibility and application requirements.

TU health professions students may participate in the local chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national honor society for pre-professional students interested in a medical arts career.

Professional Opportunities

  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Optometry School
  • Pharmacy School
  • Veterinary School

Health Professions Advisers

  • Ron Bonett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Science
  • Mark Buchheim, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Science and Chief Health Professions Adviser
  • Estelle Levetin, Ph.D., Professor of Botany
  • Richard Reeder, Ph.D., Professor of Zoology

For more information about the health professions program, please contact:
Mark Buchheim

Pre-med Program

Preprofessional program that provides the necessary preparation to enter and succeed in a professional degree program in allopathic or osteopathic medicine.