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.

Available Scholarships and Grants

  • Loren Broaddus Scholarships
    • $500 per semester for 50 hours of service (completed that semester) at Jordan Valley Health Center
    • $1,000 per semester for 100 hours of service (completed that semester) at Jordan Valley Health Center
    • Money may only be awarded twice per student
    • Student must have minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Smith Glynn Callaway Academic Awards
    • Awarded to up to six high-merit, pre-medical students per year
    • Students may be awarded $2,000 to use towards medical school preparation (suggested uses: Application costs, MCAT prep materials, flights to medical school interviews, etc.)
    • Students may only receive this once
    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.75
    • Students must have completed 2 years of coursework at Drury in a natural science major.
  • Thomas Ferrell Medical Mission Travel Grants
    • Awarded to students accepted to participate in a medical relief mission
    • Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.3
    • Student must have completed 2 years of coursework at Drury in a natural science major
    • Student may be awarded up to $1,000 funding for travel-associated expenses
    • Money may be awarded twice per student

Contact Us:

Dr. Bethany Sump

Pre-Health Director
Biology Instructor
Trustee Science Center 109
Office: (417) 873-7480

Medical and Dental School Early Acceptance Scholars Programs

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 Partner-Program Medical Schools

We celebrate the accomplishment of six students who were accepted into medical schools through our early acceptance program!

Front Row: Maddie Stephens ‘23 (Lebanon, MO, Bryant Scholar – MU), Ava Scott ‘23 (Ozark, MO, St. Louis University)
Middle Row: Lawson Spence ‘23 (Ozark, MO, St. Louis University), Kennedy Thompson ‘23 (Moscow Mills, MO, A.T. Still University)
Back Row: Jackson Taylor ‘23 (Rogersville, MO, Bryant Scholar – MU), Lauren McQuerter ‘23 (Springfield, MO, St. Louis University)

Pre-Health Committee

The Pre-Health Committee is a committee led by the Pre-Health Director consisting of natural science professors, non-natural science professors, and active physicians. This committee will provide students with a Committee Letter replacing all necessary faculty Letters of Reference. Also, this committee will give the students a practice interview that will include immediate and valuable feedback.

All students looking to apply to an Early Acceptance Scholar’s Program must use this committee. Also, any student that wants the Committee Letter or interview practice with feedback may use it too.

Lawson Spence

Drury University Biochemistry
May 2023
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
May 2027
The priceless combination of Drury University’s exceptional faculty, rigorous academic curriculum, and vast medical connections facilitated my personal and professional development to grow into the person I am today, and the doctor I will be tomorrow.”

Madison Stephens

Biochemistry Major, Drury University 
Certified in Data Analysis and Health and Well-Being
May 2023 
“Choosing to continue my education at Drury University has been the best decision I’ve ever made, and it’s where I’ve met my closest friends and professors who deeply care about me and my future plans as an aspiring healthcare professional.” 

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.

Apply Here!

Research Experience in the Natural Sciences (RENS)

Do you want to do research? The RENS Fellowship provides a stipend for students doing summer research with a faculty mentor.
For more information contact Kevin Ritter at

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.

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