Updated Pre-med Competencies


Academic and extracurricular experiences provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their aptitude in each of these 17 competency areas. A single experience can demonstrate a student's ability in multiple competency areas at the same time. For example: 

  • Holding a position as an officer in a campus club or organization may demonstrate teamwork, reliability and dependability, and ethical responsibility to self and others.
  • A position as a supplemental workshop leader for a science course may demonstrate oral communication, social skills, scientific inquiry, written communication, quantitative reasoning, knowledge of living systems, and critical thinking.