Should You Finish College?
The vast majority of students complete a bachelors degree
before attending medical school. In recent years, Ohio medical
schools have consistently reported that 99% to 100% of their
student body possessed an undergraduate degree. The same is true
at schools of optometry, podiatry and veterinary medicine. Graduation
from college is the norm; only an occasional and truly exceptional
candidate is admitted without a baccalaureate degree.
At this time, dental schools and chiropractic schools do admit
some applicants who have not completed a bachelors degree. The
candidate must still have passed all of the required science
and humanities courses. Some students are admitted after
completing three years of college work; a few are accepted after
two years of college. However, in all health professions the
trend has been that an increasing percentage of successful applicants
have finished college.