Drury University has excellent programs for students interested in allopathic medicine (M.D.) and osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Both types of medical schools require applicants to take the MCAT.
The time required to graduate from medical school is the same. Both types of medical students are eligible for the same internships and residencies. Unlike a traditional allopathic doctor, osteopathic doctors are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and have a holistic approach to training.
Drury University offers four pre-medical scholars programs for incoming freshmen with high academic credentials. St. Louis University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and the University of Missouri have partnered with DU to offer early acceptance into their medical schools conditional upon academics performance. These partnerships allow students to focus solely on their undergraduate education and alleviates the pressure of taking the MCAT. The pre-medical scholars programs eligibility requirements vary from school to school.
CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 101: Molecular Biology
BIOL 102: Mechanisms of Inheritance
CHEM 115/112L: General Chemistry
CHEM 238/238L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II
CHEM 315/315L: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 415/415L: Advanced Organic Chemistry
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
BIOL 320: Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 322: Genetics
CHEM 208: Analytical Methods
CHEM 336: Biochemistry
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
In addition and in order to remain competitive with other medical school applicants, Drury requires that students take a minimum of two upper-level elective courses in the area of their major during their senior year.
The following courses are strongly suggested for science majors:
BIOL 208: Microbiology
BIOL 305: Medical Terminology
BIOL 308: Immunology
BIOL 316: Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 333: Histology
BIOL 335: Neurobiology
Recommended Course Progression (pdf)