Health Professions Advising

Pre-Health Studies at Bates College has developed a well-earned reputation for providing access to the sound preparation required for admission to professional schools. Students who have taken advantage of available curricular and co-curricular preparation, met with the pre-health advisors and have met the high standards required for professional school admission are, as a group, highly successful in gaining admission into the medical professions and in the completion of their training. Our graduates have distinguished themselves across the country in private practice, clinical and basic research and academic medicine. Well over a thousand physicians, dentists and Ph.D.s trained in medical sciences have received their undergraduate education at Bates.

All students or alumni accepted to medical schools have distinguished themselves academically as undergraduates or in post grad work. A successful application to medical school depends primarily upon the applicant’s performance and potential as measured by grades and standardized test scores. It is rare for a student to be accepted to medical school with a GPA that is less than 3.5. As early as the first year, students must develop and demonstrate to the faculty, their advisors and the Medical Studies Committee that they possess the academic ability and personal attributes that are desirable in a physician or dentist.

The People

  • Lee Abrahamsen, Ph.D. Chair of the Medical Studies Committee and Associate Professor of Biology, Carnegie Science 207-786-8266
  • Karen Daigler, M.A. Senior Associate Director for Graduate and Professional School Advising, Medical Studies, BCDC, 207-786-6230
  • Karina Lemay, Program Specialist, BCDC, 207-786-6467

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