Do Any Liberal Arts Schools Have Medical/Professional Schools?

<p>We know that liberal arts schools have graduate programs.</p>

<p>But do any have medical/professional schools? If not, why do you think that's so?</p>

<p>Because “liberal arts college” and “medical/professional school” are practically contradictory.</p>

<p>“A liberal arts college is a college with a primary emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.” - Wikipedia </p>

<p>If they had a medical/professional school they would probably be a “university” and not a “liberal arts college” anymore.</p>

<p>Sewanee (University of the South) and Washington and Lee both have law schools.</p>

<p>As far as I know, no LAC has a medical school, perhaps because they are so expensive to run. </p>

<p>There are LACs with other professional schools, however. Some LACs have law schools (e.g. Lewis & Clark and Washington & Lee), business schools (e.g. U Richmond and Susquehanna), education schools (e.g. Puget Sound and Earlham), divinity schools (e.g. Sewanee and Drew), and other professional schools. Willamette has a law, business, and education school and is still classified as a LAC.</p>

<p>Dartmouth College has a medical school.</p>

<p>I am not sure if this helps. My son was contacted by a few LACs to play a sport. His concern with the LACs was that they didn’t have premed. I told him to call admissions to see how the school would fit into his plan if he was to apply, be accepted, etc. The admissions person indicated that it was very common for their school to have premed students and they had a high placement rate of 89% to med school.</p>

<p>He also attended another LAC for a Junior Day and one of the graduating seniors was off to med school.</p>

<p>I think a lot of the LACs have health profession advisory programs where you get to work closely with a professor.</p>

<p>So if you have a desire to attend an LAC, I think it may be worth a call.</p>

<p>Bryn Mawr College has both PhD programs in the liberal arts and a professional graduate program in social work.</p>



<p>Pre-med is a set of courses that medical schools want to see. These are generally very commonly offered courses, because they are also needed for a very common liberal arts major (biology, which is by far the most common of the science majors and is the most common undergraduate major overall at some schools). Unless the liberal arts college is more of a specialty school with no or minimal science at all, it is highly likely that it has the pre-med courses (but check the on-line catalog and schedule to be sure).</p>

<p>Even Sarah Lawrence College, which is very much focused on visual and performing arts, some humanities, and psychology, does appear to offer the pre-med set of courses within its limited science departments.</p>


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<p>Since when is Dartmouth considered a liberal arts school?</p>

<p>Since 1769.</p>

<p>Not sure if this qualifies, but Oxford College of Emory University has a medical school associated with it. However, that’s only because Oxford is the two year liberal arts college of Emory University.</p>

<p>There are some LACs, including Rhodes College, which have major research hospitals in close proximity.</p>