pre·​med·​i·​cal (ˌ)prē-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio)
: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine

Examples of premedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a premedical student, this is often more valuable than racking up shadowing hours or performing non-clinical volunteer tasks at a hospital. Karen Sepucha, STAT, 5 Sep. 2023 The undergraduates are all premedical students scattered across various majors in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2023 Tuli, a premedical student, is torn by the strike. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2022 Users who pay the fee can compare up to 10 medical schools at a time, said Tami Levin, AAMC’s director of premedical and applicant resources. Jon Marcus, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2023 Thomas, a Black man born in Louisiana in 1910, enrolled in an HBCU as a premedical student. Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 1 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premedical was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Premedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


pre·​med·​i·​cal (ˈ)prē-ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio)
: coming before and preparing for the study of medicine

Medical Definition


pre·​med·​i·​cal ˌprē-ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce premedical (audio)
: preceding and preparing for the professional study of medicine
a premedical course at a university
a premedical student
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