Pre-Medicine, St. Louis | Maryville University




A Solid Foundation
for Medical School and Your Career
A Solid Foundation for Medical School, and A Career In Medicine.

Ever wondered how to become a doctor? Maryville University provides the right steps to your medical career.

Maryville University’s undergraduate Pre-Medicine program prepares you with the medical school requirements you’ll need by providing a strong background in biology and other sciences, making you more competitive when applying to medical school programs.

In this program, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

Through a partnership with Maryville University, you have the option to attend medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the largest medical school in the country.



At Maryville, you’ll major in biology, biochemistry or other science program, and then move right into your medical training at our partner program with Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). You’ll meet annually with LECOM staff for advising and workshops that will help prepare you for medical school.

no additional interviews

No Additional Interviews

Your seat to a LECOM professional school is reserved, which means you bypass almost 95% of the competition.

No MCAT Required

No MCAT Required

Our early acceptance program does not require you to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to get into medical school.

Lower Tuition

Lower Tuition

You’ll pay lower tuition compared with other medical schools.

How Do I Qualify For Early Acceptance to LECOM?

Application to the early acceptance program can occur as early as your senior year in high school and up until the start of your third year of undergraduate school, depending upon the program and track desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Learn more >


Maryville University biology students at Galapagos Islands during study abroad trip

Maryville offers study abroad programs led by faculty experts. Students recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands to study its unique environment and engage in scientific research and environmental education opportunities.


Throughout Maryville’s early acceptance partnership with LECOM, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

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Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2017
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes


A shortfall of qualified doctors in the U.S is predicted by many workforce agencies and healthcare experts. By preparing yourself for the academic rigors of medical school, you can take advantage of the wide range of medical profession opportunities available now and in the future.

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Pre-Medicine Infographic
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Medicine can be a meaningful, lucrative career for the dedicated student. Competition will be fierce, so request more information about how Maryville University can help you get the edge in your medical school applications.