The Pre-Medical Concentration at Mount Ida College prepares students to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at another institution after finishing a biology degree.

The students are required to take a specific sequence of courses that constitute requirements for most institutions offering a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Our Pre-Medical Concentration emphasizes hands-on laboratory instruction and experimentation. As a private New England college with small class sizes, Mount Ida can provide plenty of lab time with personalized attention from faculty to help you master advanced material. It is highly recommended for pre-medical students to volunteer or intern in the medical field in their first-year summer, start attending pre-health meetings and take leadership positions in their second year, volunteer for clinical research or internship experiences in their second-year summer and continue until graduation, and a shadow a physician.

Students interested in the Pre-Medical Concentration must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 after their first year of courses at Mount Ida College to be allowed to continue this concentration.

At Mount Ida College, students in this program will take the following courses, which are required by almost all medical schools:

  • 1 year of biology with lab
  • 1 year of general chemistry with lab
  • 1 year of organic chemistry with lab
  • 1 year of physics with lab
  • 1 year of mathematics
  • 1 year of English

In addition to the above courses, students take:

  • 1 year of anatomy & physiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell & molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

For complete course listings please refer to our catalog. To learn more about our faculty, please the visit faculty and staff directory.


The Pre-Medical Concentration prepares students to apply for medical school and pursue careers as medical doctors, dentists, or veterinarians.