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Premedical Studies

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Premedical Studies

Medical Professional Stream

One-of-a-kind preparatory program taken jointly with any B.A. or B.Sc. degree

The new Medical Professional Stream is a unique program designed for students striving to pursue a medical professional program such as dentistry, medicine, veterinary or pharmacy upon graduating from Trent with an undergraduate degree. This stream is designed to give you a unique advantage by providing you with non-academic supports that will best prepare you to complete professional program examinations, applications and interviews.

The Medical Professional Stream program will complement your Trent degree. The Medical Professional Stream provides non-academic supports for students who want to pursue a professional medical program after completing their undergraduate degree.  The Stream will provide such supports as academic advising, MCAT prep, one on one mentorship and support for volunteer opportunities.  As you participate in this program, you will be simultaneously completing your degree requirements.  

If you have chosen your major, please refer to the program requirements in the Academic Calendar so you can begin to plan for all of the required 1000- level credits.

If you have not chosen a major, do some research on Trent‘s program offerings and consider taking the required introductory courses in a few programs that you find interesting to open multiple pathways for the future.  

In any degree, there are required courses and elective courses.  We can assist you with looking at the electives within your degree.  No matter the degree you intend to graduate with, there will be courses that are considered prerequisites for getting into Medical school and/or, courses that assist you in preparing for the MCAT, and/or courses that will provide you with depth and breadth in your studies, providing you with a well-rounded background.

Medical Professional Stream for Indigenous Students

Indigenous students face many obstacles when pursuing post-secondary education, particularly in the healthcare industry. In 2016, Canadian medical schools surveyed indicated only 2.6% of newly-registered students were Indigenous.

To help bridge this gap, many medical schools in Canada offer designated spots for Indigenous students, but few schools offer programs that help these students achieve the minimum requirements necessary for a medical school application.

If you are (1) a high school student who dreams of pursuing medical school and (2) self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit, Trent’s new pathway for Indigenous students within the Medical Professional Stream is for you. No other program will provide you with a clear and well-supported route to medical, dental, or veterinary school.

For more information on this program, contact premedical@trentu.ca