Pre-Medical/Health Related Advisory Program

Stetson University provides the required curricula for students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and allied health fields. Students may have any major so long as they include in their curriculum the required science core courses. These may vary slightly from one professional school to another, but the prescribed courses for most are covered by the following:

One year of English (typically satisfied with FSEM 100 and an English course)2
Select one of the following:2
Calculus I with Review Part I
and Calculus I with Review Part 2
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
and Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
BIOL 141P
BIOL 142P
Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
and Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
2
CHEM 141P
CHEM 142P
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
2
CHEM 201
CHEM 301
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
2
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Select one of the following:2
College Physics I
and College Physics II (can be taken as a Q course)
University Physics I
and University Physics II
PSYC 101SIntroduction to Psychology1
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
Total Units15

These courses should be completed by the end of the junior year. In addition to these courses and those required for the student’s major, academic work should be distributed to include humanities, social science, and advanced science courses since professional schools favor a broad academic background. Competition for admission is keen. The various schools look not only for outstanding intellectual and academic achievement, but also for those personality and character traits best suited to the profession. Extra-curricular activities and medically-related field experiences are important.

Stetson’s pre-health program is administered by the University’s Health Professions Advisory Committee, composed of faculty representatives from Biology, Chemistry, Integrative Health Science, and the Social Sciences. This committee oversees the student’s curriculum, advising, and preparation for the professional school’s admissions process.