V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional Studies
second half of this chapter describes several pre-professional
courses of study. Pre-professional advising is available at both
the Academic Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning
students who wish to prepare for a career in medicine should
elect courses which lead to completion of degree requirements
and simultaneously fulfill the pre-medical requirements of the
medical schools of their choice. Pre-medicine is not
a concentration. A balanced and challenging liberal arts education
is strongly recommended as an ideal way to prepare for the professional
study of medicine.
students should view the pre-health website and schedule an appointment
with a pre-professional advisor in the Academic Advising Center
and visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement for information
about the medical profession.
course requirements are:
four terms: Chemistry 130, 210, 211, 215, 216, followed by 230
or 260 is the recommended introductory course sequence.
Note: Medical schools differ in the number of chemistry
credits required. Some require a minimum of two terms, some require
a minimum of four terms. All, however, require chemistry with
laboratory. It is always advisable to check with the medical
school you are interested in if you have a question about requirements.
- Biochemistry. Many medical
schools recommend biochemistry (the University of Michigan Medical
School requires it). Students may select from Biology 310, Biology
311, Biological Chemistry 415, or Chemistry 451.
terms, including lab work. Biology 162 is the recommended five-credit
introductory course. Students also will want to complete at least
one advanced course in biology or zoology (with lab).
terms, including lab work. Students may select from Physics 125/
127 and 126/128, or Physics 140/141 and 240/241.
terms of English are required. Introductory Composition satisfies
one term of this requirement.
medical schools require a mathematics course (college-level calculus
in most cases). Statistics and computer science are also recommended
above courses account for approximately one third of the course
work for an A.B., B.S., or B.G.S. degree. Medical schools require
demonstrated proficiency in the sciences, but it is not necessary
to concentrate in the sciences.
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