Pre-Professional - Medicine

Earn a Pre-Medicine Degree

Develop a solid foundation to get accepted into medical school and thrive in the field

The pre-medicine program at our prestigious private university is designed to give you the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to enter med school. A number of our students receive acceptance to medical school the summer going into senior year, one year before graduation, through the Early Decision Program (EDP) at the University of Kansas. We also have the third-most students accepted into KU Scholars in Rural Health Program, which admits undergraduates into medical school after sophomore year.

With one-on-one attention from our faculty and the opportunity to shadow anywhere from 100-200 hours, you will gain a better understanding of your chosen medical field. While pursuing our pre-medicine degree, you have the ability to choose from a variety of degrees that meet the requirements for admission into medical school. Many of our students have majored in Biology or Chemistry/BioChemistry as a foundation degree.

About Our Faculty

Pre-Professional Medicine Department

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in medicine. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Career Outlook

While pursuing a degree in pre-medicine, you can expect a promising future. The physicians and surgeons field is projected to grow 14% between 2014 and 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand.


A degree in pre-medicine will give you the opportunity to pursue further education and eventually work in a variety of fields and specialties related to medicine and healthcare. Here are some examples of potential careers and their median salaries:

  • Cardiologist ($512,000 a year)
  • Family Physician ($188,000 a year)
  • Medical Assistant ($29,000 a year)
  • Pediatrician ($173,000 a year)


Our pre-medicine students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning and shadowing in the Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or in clinical research programs. We also take the time to conduct mock interviews for all students going into the medical field. This, along with shadowing and internships, helps you to be prepared for the most important interview of your career.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our pre-medicine program, our students can join the Newman University Medical Professions Club (NUMPC), an organization of 200+ members that gives students of all pre-professional medical disciplines the opportunities for mentoring and community involvement (including mission trips). This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

Successful Program Outcomes

Success Story — Blair Benton, Class of 2016

Blair Benton, a pre-med student, chose Newman for its impressive reputation in the sciences and the numerous scholarship opportunities. After getting involved on campus, Blair had the opportunity of a lifetime when she was chosen to participate in a medical mission over Spring Break. This gave her the chance to spend time volunteering while also furthering her interest in medicine. In July of 2014, Blair was offered another opportunity for a medical mission, this time in Ecuador with the International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF).

Success Story — Gabe Stewart, Class of 2015

Alumni Gabe Stewart applied to be a student at Newman after seeing the success his brother had. Four years older than Gabe, his brother had attended Newman for biology and was accepted in the first round of applications for KU medical school upon graduation. Gabe had similar aspirations and decided to try to follow in his brother’s footsteps. “I read a lot — actually, in the Wichita Eagle there was an article — that said Newman students have a great acceptance rate to post-graduate programs especially medical schools, so I knew that’s what I wanted to do eventually,” said Gabe. “So I applied myself, got accepted here, and I’ve just loved it ever since.” With hard work and the right opportunities, Gabe was able to start at KU medical school upon graduation, just like his brother.

"I don’t think you can beat our professors and I don’t know he who hired the ones we did or how got lucky in that, but I think every single professor here genuinely cares about their students’ success and I think that is very unique."

Blair Benton, Class of 2016

"Dr. Singh got to know me really well and helped find places to volunteer and get shadowing experience, like the Guadalupe Clinic downtown."

Gabe Stewart, Class of 2015