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At Illinois Tech science, engineering, and technology are in our DNA. If you’re interested in going to medical school or a health-professional school one day, Illinois Tech’s pre-med and pre-health programs can give you the best of both worlds—rigorous training and personalized academic experiences—and prepare you to get in.

Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus is minutes away from some of the country’s best hospitals and professional health-care institutions. Many of our faculty conduct research with leading medical schools. You’ll find opportunities for experience right here in Chicago.

Approximately 75 percent of Illinois Tech’s pre-health applicants are accepted into health professional schools.

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Medical School Placement

Illinois Tech pre-med and pre-health students have been placed in many excellent medical programs, including at Case Western Reserve University, Illinois College of Optometry, Indiana University, NYU, Northwestern University, Rush Medical College, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, and many more.

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Student Medical Groups

Illinois Tech offers a variety of student organization chapters for students interested in medical careers, including the American Medical Student Organization, the Pre-Dental Society, and MEDLIFE (Medicine, Education, and Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere).

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Biology/ Psychological Science Dual Degree

This challenging B.S. program geared toward pre-health students—especially students interested in neuroscience, brain science, or cognitive science—allows you to earn two degrees simultaneously.

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“As a pre-med student at Illinois Tech, I have been able to pursue a very customized educational program throughout my four years. I have had several opportunities to engage in an interdisciplinary approach to medicine through the Rehabilitation Services Minor, behavioral medicine and rehabilitation psychology research, and MEDLIFE medical brigades. The plethora of unique opportunities for pre-med students at Illinois Tech provides early exposure to not only the science of medicine, but also the art of medicine—something that is increasingly gaining momentum and appreciation in the health care field.”

—Pooja Agarwal (Biochemistry/Rehabilitation Service Minor ’16), M.D. Candidate, University of Illinois College of Medicine

“During my four years at Illinois Tech, I was offered the opportunity to partake in paid, basic science research, become a laboratory manager, participate in medical brigades in South America, become a founding member of a small scientific startup, meet world-renowned innovators and CEOs of top companies, shadow surgeries at some of the nation's top hospitals in Chicago, and help build prototypes to serve communities in third-world countries. All of these opportunities were presented to me. What do you think is awaiting you?”

—Mary Thomas (Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics ’15), M.D. Candidate, Indiana University School of Medicine