Why Study Pre-Med at MC?

The Maryville College pre-med program provides students with the skill set, knowledge, confidence, and character they will need to be successful in a variety of medical or medically-related fields. Maryville college students obtain outstanding placement in medical programs due to the rigorous coursework, hands-on experiences, sophisticated lab work, opportunities for prestigious internships, and volunteer work or shadowing at local hospitals and doctor’s offices.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to obtain personal letters of recommendation from Maryville College faculty, with whom they will work closely throughout their academic career.  Students that have completed our pre-med program have gained admission into MD and/or MD/PhD programs at reputable schools including: Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of Tennessee, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Duke University.

While there are many majors that can be excellent preparation for medical school, students that successfully matriculate into medical schools typically graduate from Maryville College with a B.S. in Biology, a B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.A. in Chemistry, or a B.S. in Neuroscience. All of these majors give breadth and depth of study, providing students with all prerequisites to assure medical school success.

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MC WorksMaryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.

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Through an articulation agreement, Maryville College students can be admitted into the medical school through a guaranteed acceptance program and an early acceptance program



Meet a Current Student

Katelyn Moats

Katelyn Moats ’19
Hometown: Maryville, Tenn.

Katelyn’s career goal is to become a surgeon. She is majoring in biochemistry at MC and enhancing her medical school applications with employment and internships at hospitals and medical centers. Classes like animal physiology and organic chemistry – and the critical thinking skills they require – have prepared her for the work. During the summer of 2018, working with MC alumna Ravyn Thompson Duncan ’15 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Katelyn helped get an experimental drug ready for clinical trial. “My summer research in the pharmacology department at MUSC gave me hands-on experience working with cancer cell lines and experimental drugs,” she said. “This research directly related to my future endeavors.”

Outcomes of Recent Gradsclick or touch to open

Featured Graduates

Hannah CoxHannah Cox ’11
Currently: Completing pediatric residency through University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine-Chattanooga

Hannah majored in biochemistry and enrolled in the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, earning her D.O. in 2016. She then was accepted into the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s pediatrics residency training program at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. “I credit Maryville College and its wonderful faculty with preparing me and providing me with the knowledge that I needed to succeed. There were many times in my first two years of medical school that the material being taught was review to me because I had already learned it at Maryville College. I truly loved being at Maryville, and I am proud to be a Scot!”

Matt Mart

Dr. Matt Mart ’09
Currently: Resident Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

After completing his degree at MC, Matt spent a year working with the AmeriCorps VISTA program before enrolling in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He earned his M.D. in 2014. “My daily work in medicine requires a keen appreciation for the role of science in approaching the treatment of disease, as well as a deep understanding of human nature. Maryville College offered the perfect blend of rigorous education in the natural sciences combined with a focus on the liberal arts and humanities so important to developing a well-rounded individual. From Dr. [Drew] Crain’s physiology course to Dr. [Bill] Meyer’s course on philosophy and science to the January Term Course in ethics, I found that my education at Maryville College exquisitely prepared me to step into my role as a physician.”

Medical School Placements

Duke University School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Ohio State University College of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Louisville Medical School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine