premedical

adjective
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 Fauci enrolled in 1958 and was pleased to find that the university took a broad view of premedical studies. Benjamin Wallace-well, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 Bachman's overall grade point average at Miami was 3.31 as a pre-med microbiology major with a minor in premedical studies. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 12 July 2021 There, Hart entered the premedical department, joined numerous organizations and founded the school’s first ever women’s debate club. Leo Deluca, Scientific American, 10 June 2021 Poor as the family was, Marie and her sister, Bronisława, made a deal: Marie would fund her sister’s premedical education, and eventually the favor would be returned. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 16 Mar. 2021 Along with predentistry students, premedical and preveterinary students will also join the trip. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 9 July 2020 Kim plans to pursue premedical and biology studies at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. cleveland, 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, 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of premedical

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Premedical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premedical. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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premedical

adjective
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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