New College's Pre-Medicine Professional Community gives you the knowledge, experiences, and connections you need to launch a medical career.
New College has a rich history of graduates who pursue careers as doctors. Through individualized comprehensive academic advising and career coaching, in addition to a world-class pre-med science education, Novo Collegiates are well prepared to pursue medical school after graduation.
Medical Schools that Accepted New College Grads
Florida State University College of Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Pre-Med Program Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katie Walstrom
Dr. Walstrom serves as the pre-med faculty advisor helping students pursuing medical school with course planning, navigation of the medical school application process, and connection to academic experiences and resources. Dr. Walstrom partners with CEO career coaches to ensure students gain experiences that increase pre-med student success through undergraduate research, shadowing, internships, mentorship, networking, MCAT resources, and interview preparation.
Professor Walstrom teaches biochemistry and molecular biology courses, laboratories, and tutorials. Her interdisciplinary research group studies RNA helicases and gene regulation in the model organism C. elegans, a small nematode. Students in her laboratory utilize techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, microscopy, cloning, protein purification, and enzyme assays. In 2006, Dr. Walstrom and two other Natural Sciences professors received a grant to further their research into animal and plant development and gene expression. Through the grant, New College became one of only a small number of undergraduate institutions to have a real-time PCR instrument to measure DNA and RNA levels in tissue samples taken from organisms.