Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Biology-Chemistry - Physician (M.D.)

Preparing for a Career as a Physician (M.D.)

  • Course Work - All medical schools require a minimum course work of: one year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and physics; one semester each of biochemistry, social science, and behavioral science. Many schools have additional requirements of math and English. It is always wise to check on the specific requirements of schools to which you may eventually apply.

  • Course Sequences
    Biology-Chemistry Major
    Biology-Chemistry Major (Fast Forward)

  • Experiences - Most medical schools look favorably upon experience that suggests that you have familiarity with the occupation you are pursuing. This experience fits into two categories.

    • Basic research - Conducted on your home campus or at some other campus, research shows intellectual growth and problem solving skills that may lack from ordinary coursework.

    • Health care-related experience - Job shadow a health care professional, get a summer job in a health care position, or participate in a meaningful volunteer experience.
Extensive career preparation and advising information for current students is here.

Physicians and Surgeons

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