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Premedical Programs


If you have questions about the program, please contact premed@american.edu or make an appointment with Dr. Arneson via our 24-Hour Online Appointment Scheduler.

Mailing Address:
Dr. Lynne Arneson,
Premed Programs Coordinator
American University, Hurst 111
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8007
Phone: 202-885-2186
Fax: 202-885-1752

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    Students prepare for health professional
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    Postbac Premed

    Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
    prepares students to apply to
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    Open to any student interested in health fields.

If you are a potential undergraduate, graduate or postbaccalaureate student considering a career in medicine or one of the allied health professions, the Premedical Program of the College of Arts and Sciences is available to help you select an appropriate curriculum, learn firsthand about biomedical research and clinical practice, prepare for the relevant admissions test, and make realistic choices of professional schools.  

The Premedical Program is an adjunct support structure, not a major. Traditionally, many premedical students have majored in the natural sciences. However, the medical professions generally are seeking well-rounded students. Hence, they also are interested in students from other disciplines with a broadly based liberal education, reflecting the social, ethical, and cultural roles played by health care professionals. Students interested in medical careers may major in any field, but must make careful plans to take the necessary preparatory courses in a timely fashion.

Please see also: Premed Program Online Registration

Students are encouraged to register for the Premedical Email Listserv.


Applications are being accepted for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program.

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