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Program Intro

Where do compassion, ethics and faith fit in modern science?

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The concepts of health and disease have been shaped by the philosophical ideas and religious commitments that have influenced Western culture. Redeemer’s Pre-Medicine program helps students develop a biblical perspective on health, well-being, disease and medical ethics in addition to a comprehensive study of foundational topics and applicable skills to prepare for the MCAT exam and to apply to medical school.

Pre-Medicine is a Bachelor of Science degree program. It is offered as an honours major.

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Right from the start, you will explore the scientific background of health sciences with courses in biology, chemistry and psychology. Courses include in-class lectures and hands-on experiences in the lab using a range of equipment and techniques.

Redeemer’s interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Pre-Medicine program studies the relevant issues and concepts impacting human health today and asks questions in light of a Reformed Christian worldview. Learning about the factors that impact human health and well-being prepares you to exemplify Christian compassion, integrity, and respect to those who are unwell, disabled, chronically ill, or mentally ill.

Pre-Medicine The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Doctors provide better care when they understand the psychosocial and spiritual stories of their patients.
  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Nurses have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

Courses like Determinants of Health, Inquiry of Issues in Health, and Biomedical Ethics will focus on developing your critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary medical researchers and experiments.

Beyond Campus

Participate in an internship in an applied or research setting related to health and well-being to gain work experience, mentorship and networking opportunities with professionals.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s pre-medicine program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Dr. Dan Reilly '96

operates an OB-GYN practice and is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Kristin VanSligtenhorst '11

is working as a family physician and for her, medicine is a direct and tangible means of living out her faith.

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Find out where a degree in Pre-Medicine takes you!
Redeemer’s Pre-Medicine Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Health care data entry
  • Health claims reviewer
  • Health educator
  • Lab technician
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Quality assurance officer - healthcare
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Research assistant
  • Unit communications clerk - healthcare
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Clinical trial manager (masters)
  • Dietician (masters)
  • Public health officer (masters)
  • Speech language pathologist (masters)
  • Medical communicator (PhD)
  • Professor (PhD)
  • Chiropractor (Professional School)
  • Doctor (Professional School)
  • Nurse (Professional School)
  • Pharmacist (Professional School)
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Biotechnology lab technician
  • Health Informatician
  • Health policy analyst
  • Human resources personnel
  • Industrial health & safety specialist
  • Medical device reprocessing tech
  • Medical equipment salesperson
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Rehabilitation program coordinator
Technical skills:
  • Biological specimen handling and processing
  • Experimental design
  • Following regulatory guidelines
  • Hypothesis testing and creation of innovative ideas
  • Scientific data analysis and interpretation
  • Scientific writing and communication
  • Wet lab and field techniques
Transferable skills:
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Critical thinking and development of research questions
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Knowledge translation to scientific and non- scientific communities
  • Project development and management
  • Self-motivation and time allocation
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Health Sciences field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Clinical Research Association of Canada
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario
  • One Health Initiative
  • Ontario Long Term Care Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Public Health Association
Back to Program
Redeemer’s Pre-Medicine Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Paramedics
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Patient advocates
  • Clinical research assistants
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • MA in Medical Microbiology
  • MD
  • MSc in Global Health
  • MSc in Medical Science
  • Graduate diploma in clinical epidemiology
  • Master of Kinesiology (MKin)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
  • MBA in Health Services Management

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Pre-Medicine program?

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