Pre-Medicine at Montana Tech


Achieve your goal of getting into medical school through the Montana Tech pre-med program. You’ll work closely with Montana Tech faculty advisors to schedule pre-med courses and other pre-med requirements. Acquire the grades, biomedical research and other hands-on experiences, volunteer activities, and personalized recommendation letters that will make your medical school application stand out.

You’ll take courses in human anatomy and physiology, virology, immunology, biochemistry, and others that will get you ready for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). These pre-med courses will prepare you for success in medical school and to become a knowledgeable and informed physician in the future.

Student Centered

Pre-med majors receive personalized attention from world-class Montana Tech faculty in a close-knit and supportive environment. You can work with faculty on special topics or independent study. You’ll also have opportunities to work side-by-side with them on groundbreaking research, from disease transmission and environmental health to the discovery and characterization of mycobacteriophages (viruses that infect mycobacterial hosts). Montana Tech also offers undergraduate research scholarships for students to pursue their own research interests.

Pre-Medicine Internships

As part of the Montana Tech pre-med program you can gain hands-on experience in the real world — and earn college credit — through internships in Montana and across the nation. Your pre-med advisor can assist you in determining the pre-med internships that are ideal for you and your career goals.

Ideal Location

Montana Tech’s location in Butte, Montana, not only gives you access to internships and jobs in Butte and nearby cities such as Bozeman and Missoula, but also to outdoor adventures. Enjoy your study breaks skiing, hiking, and fishing in beautiful Montana.

Is Pre-Med a Major?

The Montana Tech pre-med program is not a major but rather a focused set of pre-med courses that enable you to complete pre- med requirements at a fraction of the cost of pre-med schools. While medical schools accept students from other majors, most students in the Montana Tech pre-med program earn a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry.

Why the Montana Tech Pre-Med Program?

If your goal is to focus on pre-med requirements so you can get into medical school, the Montana Tech pre-med program is for you. You’ll benefit from relevant and rigorous pre-med courses, first- rate facilities, and one-on-one mentoring by an experienced faculty advisor. Montana Tech has a long history of placing students in professional health programs at top universities, such as Harvard, Creighton, the University of Washington, and Colorado. In fact, 90% of Montana Tech students who qualified and apply to medical, dental, pharmacy, or other professional schools are accepted.

hands-on learning in pre-medicine

Study pre-medicine and have fun too

Strengthen your medical school application by getting involved in Montana Tech clubs and organizations. Many pre-med majors, for example, are active in the Biology Club, Chemistry Club, and Pre-Professional Health Club. Get to know other pre-med majors, have fun, and participate in community service projects that help your med school application stand out. Take a break from meeting your pre-med requirements by enjoying beautiful Montana. Close to campus are opportunities for skiing at resorts and in the backcountry, hiking Continental Divide Trail and other trails, fishing in pristine mountain streams, or experiencing southwest Montana’s hot springs.

Test drive your health care future

Test drive your health care future

Gain a perspective on the day-to-day realities of your future in the health care field by job shadowing physicians or participating in other hands-on experiences. For example, you can take an EMT course and earn credit and gain experience by working for the local ambulance company.

Start on Your Path to a Health Care Career

Meet your pre-med requirements at a fraction of the cost with the Montana Tech pre-med program. Coupled with a biology or chemistry major, the Montana Tech pre-med program puts you on a path toward becoming a physician in an office, hospital, government, or academic setting.

“With small class sizes and a challenging curriculum, it is the faculty that truly make the pre-med program special. Intelligent and readily available, the faculty truly cares for their students, always keeping their students’ best interests in mind.”

Paul Engstrom, BS Biomedical Sciences, 2016
University of Washington Medical School, entering Class of 2017

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Get into medical school

90% of Montana Tech students who qualified and apply to medical school are accepted.

Salary for physicians and surgeons

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 7% through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is projected due to increased demand for health care services by the growing and aging population. Wages for physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations, with a median wage equal to or greater than $208,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Explore Pre-Med Courses

The Montana Tech pre-med program helps you explore the health care industry and complete pre-med requirements through a range of pre-med courses, such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, the freshman pre-professional health seminar, current topics in health care courses, and internships.

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Get Started on Pre-Med Requirements

Take the next step toward completing your pre-med requirements through the affordable Montana Tech pre-med program.

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To transfer to Montana Tech, you must be a high school graduate and have earned more than 12 college credits.

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