On your path to becoming a physician, build a strong foundation in the sciences at CUC as you prepare for medical school.

As a medical doctor, you will help people maintain optimal health by promoting healthy lifestyles, studying, diagnosing, and treating injury and illness. Upon completion of medical school, doctors will choose a residency program within their area of interest and specialization, (e.g., primary care, orthopedics, radiology, oncology).

Study Format

  • On Campus

Selecting a Major

Concordia University Chicago’s pre-medical program is not a major, but includes sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study in medicine.

Students may choose any major, as long as they complete required courses for admission to medical school. However, the suggested pathway is the Bachelor of Science in biology or health science, as these will cover the most prerequisites. Because graduate program prerequisites vary from institution to institution, students must check directly with them for exact clinical hours and admission criteria.

You must attend medical school to earn a doctoral degree followed by completing a medical residency program.

Dedicated faculty in the College of Health, Science & Technology and the academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago.

Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students can be granted provisional early acceptance into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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