The comprehensive training that students receive at Dordt College helps pave the way to medical school. In fact, 4 out of 5 Dordt graduates are accepted into medical school, compared with a national average of 1 in 3. Professional schools are looking for leaders, not just technicians. Students accepted into medical programs today should:
- care deeply about people, their problems, and their pain
- have strong academic backgrounds
- know about and enjoy solving complex problems
- understand good relationships
- act with integrity and honesty
- be involved in their community
These characteristics are best developed at an institution where a core curriculum provides an education with breadth. Dordt's core courses and Christian perspective give students a framework and a solid knowledge base for their professional studies.
Studying history, English, communication, philosophy, psychology, the arts, and sciences—all taught in the light of God's Word—help students understand how the world fits together and help them see ways to serve in whatever profession they choose. The knowledge they gain in these courses opens their eyes and heart to the needs and concerns of others.