Dr. Qaiser Ahmed, DDS
Professional Health School: Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Dentistry in May 2018
Undergraduate experience: University of Mary Washington, May 2011, Biology
Hearing from our students and alumni is often the best way to learn about our pre-professional health program and how it can be a part of your journey. You can ask a current student a question or read our blog for more stories of student experiences.
Our student body is diverse and come from both large and small undergraduate institutions. Most of our students, but not all, come with degrees in the sciences. Their varied backgrounds include an assortment of religious affiliations and experiences. While at EMU, they enjoy a student community which fosters academic success and extends beyond EMU. Working side-by-side to become future doctors, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers or educators, our students leave EMU not only having experienced academic growth, but also personal growth.
While in our program, most students significantly increase their GPA while solidifying their foundational science knowledge in pre-health courses; this allows them to increase their test scores for professional programs. As a result of the MS in Biomedicine program, students have been accepted into medical, dental, physician assistant, podiatry, veterinary, physical therapy, and optometry programs. Our coursework is integrated with MCAT and DAT preparation, academic & career advising, and health science practicum experiences, giving students a number of advantages upon graduation.
Read what alumni have to say about our program.
Our faith-based approach and transdisciplinary studies make EMU’s biomedicine program unique. We use natural science courses as our core curriculum, and students immerse themselves in the physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of biomedicine. And although our student body is comprised of different faiths, compassionate care for one another is fundamental to all beliefs.