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This option is for the students preparing to apply for admission into a professional
school in one of the following areas: allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic
medicine optometry, or dentistry. Students interested in biomedical research may also
consider this option. The curriculum includes supporting chemistry, physics, and mathematics
What You'll Do
- Meet with their advisor each semester to assess their progress towards admission to
a professional school.
- Take a core of courses that prepares them in any area of biology.
- Take rigorous coursework in animal physiology and molecular genetics which are required
for most medical schools.
- Select additional electives in virology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, epidemiology,
health physics, and toxicology.
- Complete 80 hours (for 2 credit hours) of experiential learning, usually shadowing
doctors and nurses.
- Complete additional coursework in organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics to make
them competitive for admission to medical schools.
- Attend classes in the renovated Magill Hall furnished with modern equipment.
What You'll Study
- BI163 Evolution & Ecology
- BI283 Genetics
- CH186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
- CH341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry
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Internships & Career Opportunities
- St. Francis Medical Center
- Southeast Missouri Hospital
- Landmark Hospital
- Delta Area Hospital
- Local medical offices
Graduate School Opportunities
- Harvard Medical School
- Vanderbilt University
- St. Louis University
- University of Minnesota
- Kansas University
- University of Arkansas
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