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Mark Wood, Ph.D

Director of Pre-Health Sciences

Professor of Chemistry

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Office: (417) 873-7474

mwood@drury.edu

Medical School Early Acceptance Program

What if you could be accepted into medical school in your sophomore year of college? The Drury Early Acceptance Program works with five partner schools to make this a possibility. Early acceptance can ease the medical school application process and reduce or eliminate the importance of the MCAT score.

Go Beyond the Classroom!


Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVHC)

Drury’s unique partnership with JVHC allows students to volunteer at a clinic providing medical, dental vision, and behavioral health care for the medically underserved, which can be a meaningful and enriching learning experience.

Shadowing and Volunteering

Working in the field is a valuable experience for pre-professional students: it shows how medicine in action can change lives and is required by many professional schools. Drury’s network of alumni working in medical professions helps facilitate opportunities for mentorship, shadowing, and volunteering.

Research Opportunities

Interested students have the opportunity to work with professors on a wide variety of research projects during the school year while earning academic credit.

Alternatively, the competitive Research Experience in the Natural Sciences (RENS) summer fellowship provides a $2,000 stipend for students working on research with a faculty mentor.

Student Leadership

The student-run Pre-Health Professionals Club offers programs to help students explore health career options while providing leadership opportunities and connections with industry professionals and like-minded students.

Scholarships

Several scholarships are offered for student preparing for health careers:

  • Loren Broaddus Scholarships (up to $2,000 per year)
  • Smith Glynn Callaway Academic Awards (up to $2,000 per year)
  • Thomas Ferrell Medical Mission Travel Grants (up to $1,000 per year)

If you are interested in pre-health, we strongly encourage you to contact the Pre-Health Director to be sure you are getting all the information you need to prepare for your health career.

Where Do Drury Pre-Health Graduates Go To Medical, Professional, Or Graduate School?

University of Missouri, Colorado State University, Case Western Reserve University, Chicago Midwestern, Loyola University, Cleveland Clinic, Saint Louis University, Boston University, Kansas City University, A.T. Still University, Georgetown University, Washington University, East Carolina University, Creighton University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ohio State University, Des Moines University, Oklahoma State university, University of Arkansas, Lincoln Memorial Medical School, Harding University Loch Haven, University of Texas at Austin, Iowa State, and many others.

Contact Us

Mark Wood, Ph.D

Director of Pre-Health Sciences

Professor of Chemistry

TSC 211

Office: (417) 873-7474

mwood@drury.edu