Pre-Med & Pre-Health Sciences Programs

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When choosing a college for your undergraduate experience, it is important to consider all the possibilities ahead of you. The Drury University pre-health program offers a wide variety of tracks for entering students. We studied the admission requirements of the top schools in the Midwest region to create a curriculum that faculty members and students alike can trust.

There are a few core classes shared by all the tracks, and they then branch out to include a wide variety of courses that embody all academic disciplines. Each student also is given the freedom to explore other areas of interest during their studies. The liberal arts atmosphere at Drury ensures students are well-rounded, and electives built into each track enable the pursuit of individual interests.

Ask About Available Scholarships

  • 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)

Contact Us:

Dr. Mark Wood

Director of Pre-Health Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Trustee Science Center 211
Office: (417) 873-7474

Medical School Early Acceptance Program

These programs allow students to gain early acceptance to Missouri medical schools. In addition, these scholars programs either eliminate or reduce the importance of a high MCAT score as a factor for selection.

Six Pre-Health Students Early-Accepted to Saint Louis University School of Medicine

We celebrate the accomplishment of nine students who were accepted to Saint Louis University School of Medicine through our early acceptance program!  Six students were accepted in 2020, and three were accepted in 2019. 

Pre-Health Sciences students in a group photo.
First Row: Bri Dale '22 (Wentzville, MO), Paul Parrish '21 (Springfield, MO), Tara Cookson '22 (Liberty, MO), Megan Tersteeg '21 (Defiance, MO), Cole McCarville '22 (Springfield, MO)

Second Row: Luke Wegenka '22 (Springfield, MO), Kevin West '21 (Springfield, MO), Jack Sanders '22 (Nixa, MO), Gillian Hoogstraet '22 (Springfield, MO)

Shadowing, Mentoring, and Volunteering

Would you like a physician mentor? Drury can connect you with local physicians (often alumni) who can show you how medicine in action changes lives.

Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVHC)

Drury has a special partnership with JVHC that allows students to participate in providing healthcare for the medically underserved.

Research Experience in the Natural Sciences (RENS)

Do you want to do research? The RENS Fellowship provides a $2,000 stipend for students doing summer research with a faculty mentor.

Travel Grants for Medical Relief Missions

Interested in a volunteer medical mission trip? You can apply for up to $1,000 from Drury’s Thomas Ferrell Medical Travel Grant.

Go Beyond the Classroom