Dominican offers all the courses required for medical school admission.

The university has an excellent record of its students being accepted to outstanding medical schools including:

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Rush University

The health career advisor works with pre-med students to devise an appropriate program of study that meets medical school requirements. This includes selecting a major, which is usually but not necessarily in the sciences. Another important component is liberal arts coursework, which develops students’ knowledge and understanding of themselves, other people and society.

Dominican’s Rush Oak Park Hospital internship is popular with pre-med students and strengthens their medical school applications.


Students interested in medicine follow a sequence of courses that fulfill all pre-professional requirements. Most students major in either biology or biology-chemistry, though other fields are possible. The pre-medical advisor guides the students’ course choices to ensure that they best suit the students’ career goals. After taking the basic science courses, including human anatomy, most students complete an internship at nearby Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Arrangements for the internship are made by the university. The pre-medical advisor also assists in the professional school admission process.