Preparation for Medical, Dental & Veterinary School
If you are eyeing medical schools, dental schools or veterinary schools, McDaniel offers the mentoring and ideal environment to prepare you for success. You will be learning about a genetic disease in a classroom of 18 students, not a lecture hall of 200 students. When you raise your hand, your professor can actually see you. When you hand in a piece of work, your professor (not a graduate student) will provide 100% of the critique. When you need advice about what class to take next, your professor will know you well enough to construct a plan specific to you. And importantly, your recommendation letter for graduate school will be written by a professor who has become your personal mentor, creating a strong impression on postgraduate admissions committees.
Meet Our Students Class of 2019: Brandon Rozanski The View From the Top of the Hill
Biology major Brandon Rozanski was named the #6 ROTC cadet in the nation during his senior year and his academic excellence earned him a spot in medical school at the Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences.
Succeed & Thrive
Achieving Success Alumni Making a Health Impact Paging Dr. McDaniel
Helping people is Dr. Dani Guiffre’s childhood fairytale come true
Guiffre credits her advisor, Biology professor Ralene Mitschler, with helping her find a research opportunity in a biology lab at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a job “scribing” at the local emergency room.
Featured Alumni Dr. Nicki Pesik '86
When officials worried in 2014 about a global Ebola pandemic, CDC global health security advisor Dr. Nicki Pesik advocated against border closures and extreme responses, knowing CDC was well positioned to put screening, education and follow-up systems in place to protect communities.
Your Mentor and Advisor Dr. Susan Parrish
Compelling Major/Minor Combinations
Scholarship winner takes time out for cancer research before medical school
Kristen Upton ’18 is taking a gap year before using her most recent honor, the Maryland Association of College Directors of Athletics (MACDA) scholarship, towards medical school — if, that is, doing cancer research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) can be considered a gap year.