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Academic Planning for Health Professions. John Muir College Fall 2013. Some Potential Paths. Medicine Allopathic Medicine (M.D.) Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Optometry (O.D.) Dentistry (D.D.M. or D.D.S.) Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)

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Academic planning for health professions

Academic Planning for Health Professions

John Muir College

Fall 2013


Some potential paths

Some Potential Paths

  • Medicine

    • Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)

    • Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

    • Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

  • Optometry (O.D.)

  • Dentistry (D.D.M. or D.D.S.)

  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)

  • Nursing

  • Physician Assistant

  • Physical Therapy

  • Public Health


The kinds of classes you need

The Kinds of Classes You Need

  • ENGLISH: 1 yrMCWP 40, 50, and recommended to take 1 more Social Science or Humanities course with writing component.

  • MATH: 1 yrMATH 10 ABC or 20ABC (based on your major requirements) Statistics may be required -MATH 11

  • BIOLOGY: 1 yr + lab BILD 1, 2, 3

  • The following are not required, but you may benefit from them in preparation for the MCAT: BICD 100 (Genetics), BIPN 100 (Mammalian Physiology), BIBC 100 or BIBC 102 (Biochemistry). See the UCSD Catalog for prerequisites!

  • General CHEMISTRY : 1 yr + labCHEM 6ABC & 7L

  • Organic CHEMISTRY :1 yr + labCHEM 140ABC & 143A

  • PHYSICS: 1 yr + lab PHYS 1, 2, or 4 series

  • NOTE: Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing may require additional courses (ie Psych., Econ., Speech.) Visit Career Center for details or see http://career.ucsd.edu


Things to watch out for

Things to Watch Out For

  • Courses not offered at UCSD.

  • Differences between schools.

  • Tests!

  • Letters of recommendation.

  • Application fees and travel expenses for future interviews.


Choice of major which one is the best

Choice of Major. . . Which one is the “Best”?

  • Myths about majors

    • There is no “best” major for application to a pre-health program.

    • There is no data to suggest pre-health programs have a preference for a certain type of major over another.

    • Students should select the major that interests them the most.

    • You will need to incorporate your pre-health requirements into your four year plan.


Choice of major

Choice of Major

  • Non-Biology Majors at UCSD that will incorporate pre-health requirements as part of the major:

    • Human Development

    • Psychology

    • Cognitive Science

    • Chemistry

    • Environmental Systems – Earth Sciences, EBE, & Environmental Chemistry tracks.


The ambitious course plan

The Ambitious Course Plan


Tests you need

Tests You Need


Resources

Resources

  • Career Services: http://career.ucsd.edu/

  • Student Organizations

  • Department Advisors

  • College Advisors

  • MSAR- AAMC

  • Brochure websites


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