The comprehensive training that students receive at Dordt College helps pave the way to medical school. In fact, nine out of 10 Dordt premedical graduates are accepted into medical school, compared with a national average of one in three. Medical schools are looking for leaders, not just technicians. Students accepted into medical programs today should:
- care deeply about people, their problems, and their pain
- act with integrity and honesty
- have strong academic backgrounds
- know about and enjoy solving complex problems
- have good interpersonal skills
- understand behavioral, social, and cultural issues
- be involved in their community
These characteristics are best developed at an institution that provides an education with both depth and breadth. Dordt's core courses and Christian perspective give students a framework and a solid knowledge base for their professional studies, and our academic programs provide excellent preparation for the academic rigor of medical school.
Studying history, English, communication, philosophy, psychology, the arts, and sciences—all taught in the light of God's Word—helps students understand how the world fits together and helps them see ways to serve others, including those in need of medical care. The knowledge they gain in these courses opens their eyes and heart to the needs and concerns of others.