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Pre-Dentistry, Medicine & Veterinary

“There are very few universities that have opportunities or even allow their undergraduates to get heavily involved in research. But Drake has given me the opportunity to work in a 1-on-1 setting with faculty members on my own research project and collaborate on larger initiatives, as well.”
—Noah Skantz, Senior, College of Arts and Sciences

The medical field offers a wide array of career opportunities—that’s why you need a university that transforms your interests into an individualized path to success. Drake University offers many programs that will give you exceptional preparation for post-graduate study and a rewarding career in medicine.


Multiple paths to success

Drake offers several pathways to post-graduate medical, dental, veterinary, and professional health care study. Regardless of your area of study, you’ll benefit from small class sizes; dynamic collaborative learning spaces; individualized attention from faculty; undergraduate research opportunities (don’t wait for an opening after all the grad students get the plum positions); access to internships; and a wealth of applied, hands-on learning opportunities.

Popular majors for students who are on a pre-med, pre-dentistry, or pre-vet track at Drake include:


Post-graduate success

Our students are admitted to top medical schools and graduate schools around the country and the Midwest. Students in some departments are eligible for early enrollment to Des Moines University’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.


Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Fall 2021

August - Virtual Individual Admission Appointments

August - Student-Guided Virtual Campus Tours

August 12 - Admission 101 livestream: Finding the Right College "Fit"

August 19 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Application Process

August 26 - Admission 101 livestream: Essay Writing

September 2 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying For College & Financial Aid

September 9 - Admission 101 livestream - Applying to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

September 16 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Transfer Process





Learn more:

For more information about career opportunities, areas of study, and applying to Drake, call 1-800-4-DRAKE (37253), x3181.

Looking for your admission counselor? Visit the Admission office to find a counselor or schedule a campus visit.