pre·​med | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio) , ˈprē-ˌmed \

Definition of premed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a premedical student or course of study



Definition of premed (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of premed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Mayde Creek High School Arman Thomas Yazdian- Valedictorian; David Liu - Salutatorian Yazdian plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to major in biochemistry as a premed to become an anesthesiologist after medical school. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, 29 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Janett is a biology major on a premed track, and Kathy is a nursing major. Arkansas Online, 30 Aug. 2021 Thompson became a top student at a prestigious Black high school, and in 1955 he was accepted into the premed program at Boston University., 25 Aug. 2021 People can be a bit concerned about sounding like everyone else and just like all the premed students at their school. Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT, 16 Aug. 2021 The fridge serves a large homeless population, said Rogers, a premed junior studying biology. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr. 2021 Hempfling, a 5-foot-9 junior from Ottawa-Glandorf, boosts a 3.84 GPA in premed and psychology. cleveland, 13 Mar. 2021 Students at Illinois College tended to be studying business, premed and prelaw., 12 Feb. 2021 My premed professors rarely spoke about the downstream effects of health policy, or lack thereof, and conversations around political decision-making in medicine were largely kept to courses outside of the standard curriculum. Yoshiko Iwai, Scientific American, 2 Aug. 2020 Nagpal, who lives in Göttingen, Germany, had been offered a premed place and scholarship at NYU. Tom Simonite, Wired, 10 July 2020

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1927, in the meaning defined above


1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Premed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of premed

: a course of study at a college or university that prepares students to enter medical school


pre·​med | \ ˈprē-ˈmed How to pronounce premed (audio) \

Medical Definition of premed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a premedical student or course of study



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