Alumna Ann Stroink
Neurosurgeon Ann Stroink, a 1976 graduate, is senior partner of Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences.

More than 80 percent of our pre-med graduates are admitted to medical school on their first try, compared to just 50 percent nationally for all majors.



At Illinois Wesleyan, pre-med students receive the strongest science preparation possible.

As at most universities, students at Illinois Wesleyan University do not major in pre-medicine. Instead, students will major in their primary field of interest, while also working to complete the courses required by the pre-medicine program.

Pre-Medicine at Illinois Wesleyan — Our Advantages

  • Close interaction between students and faculty, which is critical for the development of strong candidates for admission into professional schools.
  • The Medical Extern Program pairs students with a local physician, often an Illinois Wesleyan alum, as a mentor you can observe at work.
  • Many opportunities for lab experience, working with top-quality scientific equipment and pursuing independent research projects under the supervision of Ph.D. professors.
  • Our Pre-Medical Advisory Committee assists students in all aspects of applying to professional programs, including advising, in-depth interviews and the writing of thoughtful, thorough letters of evaluation.

As a result, we have had great success in placing many of our students into a large variety of medical schools

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Loni Walker

Loni Walker, chair of the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee
(309) 556-3060

Courses Required for Pre-Medicine:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physics

Additional Courses Recommended:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Topics in Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Electricity, Magnetism and Optics
  • Microbiology
  • Experimental Zoology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • The Microbial World
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Calculus

Your Educational Future

A sampling of the medical schools admitting our recent graduates includes:

  • Baylor University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University
  • New York Medical College
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Rush University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas Southwestern
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis