Pre-Med Program

Castleton's Pre-Medical Program equips students to gain entrance to medical school and pursue a successful career as a physician.

The Castleton University Pre-Medical Program prepares undergraduates and “career-changers” for admission to medical school. The majority of medical school applicants complete a degree in the biological sciences, but complementing any major with the successful completion of the Pre-Medical Program provides a good preparation for entering medical school. Medical schools place great value on the breadth of education and personal development provided by a liberal arts education, and Castleton has a long history as a liberal arts institution. The courses taken to complete the pre-medical program overlap significantly with the requirements of the Biology (MBB) and Chemistry (Biochemistry) majors at Castleton University.

The Pre-Medical Committee of Castleton University offers individual advising to all students interested in completing the Pre-Medical Program, enabling students to receive personalized guidance. Pre-Medical students are encouraged to choose a pre-medical advisor and meet with that person regularly, to discuss their progress and preparation for applying to medical school. The program also prepares a comprehensive premedical letter of evaluation for each student based on personal advising sessions and letters submitted by faculty and others from additional college work, volunteer experiences, and employment.

Free tutoring is offered through the Academic Support Center, and is targeted to many of the premedical courses in which students are enrolled. Castleton offers small class sizes and faculty committed to prepare students for success.

Pre-Medical Program Committee

Preston Garcia, Associate Professor, Biology Coordinator
Tim Thibodeau, Assistant Professor
Livia Vastag, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Pre-Medical Coordinator