After graduating from CCU and finishing medical school, the Cleveland Clinic extended Dr. Ben Siebert '03, an internship in general surgery. This multispecialty center is regarded as one of the top four hospitals in the United States.
Pre-Medical Profession "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”
- Hippocrates of Cos, ancient Greek physician and outstanding figure in the history of medicine (460-370 BC.)
The Pre-Medical Professional program at CCU is specifically crafted to provide a strong foundation for students who intend to pursue post-graduate study in a field of medicine. Our pre-medical program courses are designed to equip students with the skills and abilities they will need to take the MCAT, as well as to help them gain admission to medical school. This program will also equip students to gain admission to a variety of para-medical graduate programs, including osteopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, podiatry, dentistry, and optometry. This program can also be a springboard into pharmacy school, veterinary school, or into a career in public health.
For students planning to continue on to graduate school, it is important to be aware of the pre-medical course sequence in order to stay on track and graduate in four years. See a sample four-year plan.
Pre-Medical Profession in the Christian University
CCU's Pre-Medical Professional program prepares our students to articulate and defend a Christian perspective on ethical and controversial issues in medicine. We recognize the importance of these skills in Christian service, and we challenge our students to think and debate crucial issues of Christian ethics in all our courses. In addition, CCU offers our students ample opportunities to participate in missions and ministry experiences that give them a competitive advantage when applying for medical school. Our worldview is holistic: we consider the whole person, body, soul, and mind when discussing patient and health care.
Faculty Advisors for the Pre-Medical Profession
The Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty at CCU are well versed in the process of what it takes to get admitted to medical school and to other post graduate professional schools. Our faculty regularly attend conferences and seminars to be up to date on the latest changes to the different admissions tests. They strive to assist CCU students by recommending them for internship programs to provide the needed experience and make them competitive for the medical workforce.