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Rapidly advancing technology is changing the practice of every profession today. Rarely does that take on the life and death significance it does in medicine. Effective use of technology in medicine saves lives. IIT's premedical and combined medical school programs are designed to meet the need for technologically proficient physicians and medical researchers. In addition, IIT offers joint programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

IIT offers multiple pathways for pursuit of a career in the health professions. Joint programs in medicine which lead to a B.S. degree from IIT and either a D.O. or O.D. degree from Chicago area schools are available. Students may also apply to a pre-pharmacy program which allows early entrance into pharmacy school at Midwestern University. Other options include a minor in pre-medical studies which ensures completion of all pre-requisites for entrance into medical school and prepares students for their M1 year, and a post-baccalaureate program for college graduates who wish to pursue a medical education but lack the necessary academic background.

IIT and Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) have partnered to offer the Dual Admission — Osteopathic Medicine (B.S./D.O.) program. The program provides dual admission to IIT and CCOM. With the increasingly important role of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, a rigorous baccalaureate education in a technological field is ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine. Program Details »

The Dual Admission — Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.) program with IIT and Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCOP) provides a strong academic foundation for students interested in the field. Students enroll for two years at IIT and are guaranteed admission into the four-year program at CCOP. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required, and students avoid the costly pharmacy school application process. Program Details »

Illinois Tech has an Early Acceptance Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) for osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy programs. The pharmacy program permits the student to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree from the undergraduate institution. Program Details »

The Pre-Optometry Program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from IIT and a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) located just east of Main Campus. Program Details »

The IIT Minor in PreMedical Studies enables students to choose a major in any degree program offered at IIT while completing specialized requirements for admission to medical school. Students who complete the coursework earn a PreMedical Studies Minor upon graduation. Program Details »

The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program is designed for students who already possess a college degree but lack the coursework required for admission to medical school. The program generally takes three years, during which students receive a rigorous education in all areas of the premedical sciences. Program Details »

IIT's Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is suitable as preparation for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. Applicants may use Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission. Students may earn the degree online, part-time or full-time. Students may obtain hands-on laboratory experience by choosing lab classes as electives. Program Details »