Pre-Medical Studies Concentration

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.

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.

Pre-Professional Concentration

About the Program

Program Summary

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 biologybiochemistrychemistry, 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.

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Career Paths

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

MICHAEL MAJETICH ’10 | Biomedical Humanities Major

“My favorite thing about Hiram is its sense of community. I was never treated like a number, which helped me to develop and define my sense of self.”

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ways to get involved

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.


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
CONTACT Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

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