If you are considering applying to medical school Bioengineering is actually a great major to chose. A lot of the course work meets the pre-requisite requirements for medical school, with maybe a few exceptions, but those courses could be easily incorporated into your schedule especially if you come into Lehigh with AP credits. Additionally, Bioengineering majors receive the highest scores on the MCAT. This may be due to the fact that the engineering curriculum is very rigorous and prepares you extremely well for the MCAT. It may also go back to the fact that getting an engineering degree is not like getting any other degree, you are truly taught a way of thinking. Below I have a picture of the biopharmaceuticals track that Lehigh offers, which I believe is the track that is best tailored to meet pre-med requirements, and there is a picture of a list of required classes to apply to medical school. All of those classes are covered in the curriculum except for sociology and the biochemistry classes, but those could be added on to any schedule to meet social science requirements and technical elective requirements.
Deciding to apply to medical school is a huge decision, but Lehigh definitely takes the steps to prepare you. What is also really awesome is that Lehigh offers a course that is an externship with St.Luke’s hospital where you get to shadow doctors and gain a lot of clinical experience. Also since we are so close to St. Luke’s there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Lehigh is definitely a great college to come to if you are considering medical school.