Here’s a quote from Chere Pereira, chief pre-med advisor and chairperson of the OSU premedical committee:
We are concluding perhaps the strongest-ever year for medical school admissions at OSU. While there may still be some last minute changes due to alternate lists, I am happy to report that over 70% of our students were admitted to medical schools (compared to the national average of 45%). The list of medical schools includes acceptances to Harvard (for 2 students), OHSU (15 students), Mayo Clinic, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins (2 students), Dartmouth (4 students), University of Michigan, UCLA, University of Texas Southwestern, University of Washington (3 students), Washington University, Ohio State, Michigan State, and many more. Applicants were primarily from the College of Science (80%), with the remainder from Engineering, Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences and Agriculture.
Several were student athletes. Applicants from groups underrepresented in medicine were very successful. Our applicants represent a broad spectrum from those who are pursuing rural medicine to those who are entering MD PhD programs.
Four of our students received full tuition scholarships for four years, which is very unusual! OSU continues to be an excellent place for students to pursue their premedical studies.
Much credit for this success goes to the members of the Premedical Committee (05-06):
Kevin Ahern, Biochemistry/Biophysics
Mike Blouin, Zoology
Mary Burke, Microbiology
Linda Bruslind, Microbiology
Shawna Harvey, Zoology
David Horne, Chemistry
Brock McLeod, Biology
Stephanie Nielsen, HHS
Margot Pearson, Microbiology
Rob Peattie, Engineering
Barbara Taylor, Zoology
Jennifer Travers, Chemistry
Jeff Walker, Chemistry
Ariella Wolf, College of Science