pre·​med·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio) \

Definition of premedical

: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine

Examples of premedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with predentistry students, premedical and preveterinary students will also join the trip. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield woman collects 1,000 pairs of shoes to help fund a trip to give free dental care in Guatemala," 25 Aug. 2020 Black physicians are underrepresented in medicine at all levels: from premedical pathway programs to faculty and leadership positions. Diana M. Cejas, STAT, "To thrive, Black and Latinx physicians need their communities," 9 July 2020 Kim plans to pursue premedical and biology studies at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. cleveland, "Food for Families drive-through food pantry assists needy Rocky River area families: West Shore Chatter," 3 May 2020 Our students take biology with premedical students and computer science with classmates who will work in Silicon Valley, and each completes a two- or three-quarter-long research project during his or her time at Stanford. Amit Kaushal, Scientific American, "The Talent Gap Holding Back Digital Medicine," 1 Feb. 2020 Alanoud Aljalahma, a 22-year-old premedical student, recounts how the rift between the Gulf’s royal clans threatened to sunder her own family. The Economist, "Cold war in the heatWhy Gulf countries are feuding with Qatar," 21 June 2018 The groom, 30, is an immunologist and a premedical student at Middle Tennessee State University. New York Times, "Nataly Sumarriva, Thomas Beck," 27 May 2018 Jonathan Michels is a premedical student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jonathan Michels, STAT, "Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?," 8 June 2018 Jake Robertson, who will graduate next month with a double major in biology and premedical studies, was named one of the university’s Top Ten Scholars. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "HGTV’s ‘Boise Boys’ is back. No one will say what house they worked on. We found out. | Idaho Statesman," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of premedical

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Premedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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pre·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌprē-ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio) \

Medical Definition of premedical

: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine a premedical course at a university a premedical student

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