The B.S. degree program in Biomedical Engineering can help satisfy the necessary coursework required by most medical and dental schools if certain electives are taken. Prospective undergraduate students preparing for a professional career in medicine and dentistry should explore UConn’s Special Program in Medicine or Dental Medicine. When admitted to these programs as a college freshman, you begin a coordinated curriculum that includes four years of undergraduate work and admission to UConn’s Schools of Medicine or Dental Medicine, if all requirements are met*. If not accepted into these programs, BME students may follow the pre-medical or pre-dental curricula developed in conjunction with the BME faculty and the UConn Pre-Med and Pre-Dental advisors Drs. Keat Sanford, Joseph Crivello, and Thomas Abbott. The BME Program recommends that pre-med/pre-dental students meet with one of these advisors at least once per semester to get the most up-to-date information on Medical and Dental school admission requirements and the MCAT/DAT exams. Go to http://premed.uconn.edu/ for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of these advisors.
*The BME Department is not responsible for these programs. Please contact the University of Connecticut Undergraduate Admissions office or the UConn Pre-Med/Pre-Dental office for requirements and the most up-to-date information.