Your path to medical school

The academic prestige of biomedical engineering — and its focus on innovation — make it one of the best majors for aspiring physicians.

Great doctors don’t only know bench science. They are problem-solvers who rely heavily on state-of-the-art technology that is constantly evolving. Medical school admissions panels know this and value applicants with biomedical engineering degrees.

VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering gives future doctors additional advantages:

  • VCU Engineering has a close relationship with VCU Health System, Virginia’s largest university hospital.
  • VCU has the state’s oldest and most comprehensive biomedical engineering department.
  • VCU Engineering offers a pre-med curriculum and a Pre-Med Society for undergraduates.
  • Biomedical engineering majors at VCU have opportunities to shadow doctors and other medical professionals at the VCU Health System.
  • VCU’s biomedical engineering undergrads have access to professional MCAT test prep, at no charge, as well as workshops and personal feedback on interviewing, preparation of a curriculum vitae and writing an effective personal statement.
  • VCU Engineering’s Pre-Med Society offers undergraduates opportunities to network with others who aim to go to medical school — or are already there.
  • The Pre-Med Society’s seminar series gives biomedical engineering majors exclusive opportunities to learn from leaders in the medical field about career development, research and medical school admissions.
  • VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Medicine also offer a dual M.D./Ph.D. program