Pre Professional Medicine

Overview

Pre-Medicine students at Fairmont State University can choose from a number of undergraduate fields of study prior to applying to medical school. They include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Philosophy, psychology (and more) if all prerequisite and degree requirements are met

It’s important for Pre-Medicine students to review requirements and consult with counselors of the medical school they wish to attend after Fairmont State University.

Instructors in our Pre-Medicine courses focus on a curriculum that should meet those medical school requirements.  While studying Pre-Medicine, students should also:

  • Maintain a high GPA (3.3-3.5)
  • Begin MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) preparation (junior year)
  • Preparing medical school application (late junior year)
  • Gain experience in the medical field (volunteering, shadowing)
  • Develop professional relationships to be used as recommendation

Career Opportunities

By achieving academic success at Fairmont State University in the Pre-Medicine program, students qualify for the next step toward their ultimate goal.  Career possibilities are limitless for Pre-Medicine students in part because of the curriculum’s heavy emphasis in science.  Pre-Medicine students often go on to become:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
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