North Central College - Naperville, IL

Pre-Medicine

As a pre-med student, you’ll conduct original research and gain the solid scientific foundation you need. You’ll also develop the communication skills to be able to speak with confidence, whether you’re advising patients or presenting research at a peer conference. Your faculty advisors will work with you every step of the way as you make important decisions about applying for internships, joining student organizations, studying abroad and ultimately choosing the medical school that’s right for you.

You can also:

  • Volunteer at medical facilities within walking distance of our centrally located campus.
  • Join the student-run Pre-Health Organization, which brings health professionals to campus to speak with students interested in medicine and arranges volunteer activities at area hospitals and clinics.
  • Pursue study abroad opportunities at institutions like Macquarie University in Australia, The University of Limerick in Ireland, The University of Ghana and England’s Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Essex and The University of Sunderland.
  • Apply for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to fund your research interests locally or abroad. Recent projects include travel to China to research health care options.

News

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.
North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.
U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

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Internships

  • Research intern, Edward Hospital, Naperville
  • Research intern, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
  • Research intern, Loyola University Medical School, Maywood, IL

Medical Schools

Recent graduates have been accepted at:

  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Pre-Medicine

Alina, a biochemistry major, always knew she wanted to be a doctor. It didn’t take long to discover the many ways North Central College could help her achieve that goal.

“I love North Central because of the opportunities it provides,” Alina says. “Through the College Scholars program I studied abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and was able to take a cadaver anatomy course designed for American students interested in healthcare. I became involved in the biology honors society TriBeta, the Senior Class Gift Committee, tutoring at EDGE, the orientation staff and...

Pre-Medicine

A biology major, Rebecca devoted part of her senior year to prepare for medical school; she was accepted to four schools and chose the Medical College of Wisconsin.

A standout student, Rebecca was a College Scholar, was named the Outstanding Major in Biology and studied abroad in England. She also received a scholarship for students interested in cancer research and conducted research in allergies and immunology at Northwestern University. 

Rebecca credits her professors for preparing her for a medical career. “The science professors are stellar. They teach us to be independent thinkers, resourceful learners and to analyze everything critically.”

She recalls spending hours in the...

Pre-Medicine

Currently a medical student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Allison discovered her passion for medicine while studying biology and chemistry at North Central. Here she conducted academic research with faculty members and presented her work at national conferences. She also volunteered for community service projects, served as president of an honors  society chapter and mentored fellow students as a lab assistant and preceptor.

“You can walk into North Central professors’ offices and chat with them about their weekend or ask about your homework,” she says. “The faculty are very friendly. In fact, when I came for my Presidential Scholarship interview as a freshman, Dr. (...