Hiram College

Pre-Medical Studies Concentration

Traditional Undergraduate

Get Noticed and Admitted by Medical Schools

Through the pre-medical studies concentration, students gain what medical schools look for beyond grades and test scores: medical and research experience, diverse interests and community service.

Who Are Hiram’s Pre-Medical Studies Students?

Students can concentrate on pre-medical studies in Hiram’s first-in-the-nation biomedical humanities major, or through other science majors listed below. Regardless of their majors, Hiram’s undergraduate pre-medical students are endlessly curious about the field and deeply caring of their peers and future patients.

With an experiential commitment to the scientific research process, Hiram’s pre-med students know how to critically access and use new information. They leave Hiram with a deep understanding of their desire to attend medical school—and what it takes to succeed there.

About the Pre-Medical Studies Degree Program

The pre-medical studies concentration is individualized to each student, providing them with an experiential understanding of what they know, a humanizing ability to acknowledge what they don’t know, and critical ways to bridge the gaps.

By providing multiple ways to work toward medical school, the concentration allows each student to maximize their learning based on their strengths and career goals. The biomedical humanities major stresses a holistic understanding of healthcare across settings, while the biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and neuroscience majors provide breadth and depth of healthcare knowledge within the respective scientific area. Hiram’s pre-medical studies faculty can help students choose the major that best fits their interests.

Pre-med students who gain experience in the scientific research required by Hiram’s majors become stronger healthcare providers through self-confidence, collaboration skills, and an ability to communicate empathetically.

A Career-Focused Pre-Medical Studies Program

Hiram’s pre-medical studies concentration graduates approach their healthcare careers with purpose, empathy, and a true sense of community. Because medical schools care about more than grades, Hiram’s pre-med students are prepared to think their way out of boxes, handle stress healthily, and make confident decisions about pursuing a healthcare career.

Many of Hiram’s pre-med students start their undergraduate degree with the goal of applying to medical school to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Others decide to pursue further training across the healthcare spectrum, including:

  • Physician’s Assistant (PA)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (PT)
  • Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Nurse Practitioner (MSN/NP)
  • Bioethics


Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio (25 minutes from Hiram) reserves five medical school seats for Hiram students each year. This non-accelerated combined degree program is designed for future primary care physicians. Join the pre-medical studies concentration as your pipeline between Hiram and NEOMED.

Beyond the NEOMED medical school degree program, find out why and how Hiram’s pre-med students are more likely to be admitted by nationally respected medical schools.

Are you interested in taking the next step in your journey toward medical school? Learn more about the pre-medical studies concentration and your potential major, or request more information today.


Brad Goodner Headshot

Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

Director, School of Health & Medical Humanities
Professor of Biology
Edward J. Smerek Endowed Chair in Mathematics, the Sciences & Technology
Director, Center for Scientific Engagement

Pre-Medical Studies is a part of Hiram Health

Health is at the core of everything we do at Hiram College. It’s in our curriculum, in our residence halls and in our programming. It’s in everything we do. The liberal arts education you receive at Hiram will provide a strong foundation for your health care career aspirations.