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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medicine Study

CAS Science Faculty Advisors: Dr. Steve Myers (BIO), Dr. Jessica Kelts (CHM), Dr. Jeannette Stein (PSY)
SHPS Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Selig

There is keen competition for the limited number of places available in medical schools. Therefore, prospective applicants are urged to plan an alternate career option as they pursue a bachelor’s degree. The degree programs listed below are designed to meet the requirements for most medical schools and to provide in-depth courses that also qualify students to work in the area of study. Students are also advised to obtain exact information from prospective medical schools concerning requirements for admission.

In general, medical schools stress scholastic achievement, especially in the sciences, as a major criterion for admission. Premed students may major in any discipline so long as the requirements of the medical program to which they are applying are fulfilled. Medical schools are looking for well-rounded students with broad, liberal arts backgrounds. Such a background can be demonstrated by pursuing a non-science major or minor, or focused sequences of courses in multiple disciplines. Such factors as the quality of the undergraduate college and the recommendations supplied by its faculty, results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and residence are also considered. Personal qualities such as integrity, motivation, leadership, and maturity are often discernible through the applicant’s record of nonacademic activities, an autobiographical statement, and a personal interview at the medical school

Each student who plans to apply for admission to medical school should seek the assistance and guidance of an advisor from the Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Psychology, or Public Health and Health Sciences Department at the University of Michigan-Flint. For more information, consult the Biology website http://www.umflint.edu/biology/programs/premed.htm.

Required Courses (58-67 credits)

As a minimum, the following courses should be completed before applying to medical school:

Highly Recommended Courses

(Chosen in consultation with an advisor):

Additional Coursework Needed to Complete a Degree

(Chosen in consultation with an advisor):

To complete a Bachelors of Arts (BA) or Bachelors of Science (BS) degree, additional coursework is required. Students should choose one of the concentrations listed below depending upon area of interest and intended specialization. The required courses listed above are common to all pre-medical degree concentrations offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. To view the additional coursework specific to each degree concentration, please see the individual Department’s program listings.

SHPS Program with a Pre-Medical Concentration

Health Sciences-General Health Sciences concentration (BS)