You don’t go to college to learn ‘things,’ you go to learn how to learn. The faculty at Siena do a tremendous job of teaching more than facts; they teach you how to seek knowledge.
Lacey Wilmot Rao ’02
Orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Community Surgeons, Tucson, Ariz.
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  • About: Pre-Medical

Applicants to schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry and veterinary medicine may major in any discipline at the undergraduate level. Since the required courses for admission tend to be heavy in the sciences, most students at Siena Heights aspiring to study for these professions major in biology.

Dr. Carl Kaster ( advises pre-professional students. It is recommended that students contact Dr. Kaster as soon as possible to explore specific requirements for their professional goals.

FAST FACT: SHU biology graduates have a 95% acceptance rate into medical, chiropractic, podiatric, veterinary, and graduate school. Furthermore, the percentage of graduates who go on to earn an advanced degree (M.D., D.O., Ph.D., M.S., D.P.M., D.V.M., etc) is significantly higher than the national average (33% versus 23%).

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