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Pre-Medical and Health Professions

Interested in a career in the medical field?

Students in LabThe Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program is a University-wide program for students interested in pursuing a career in medical and health professional programs. The program provides guidance to students in acquiring the requisite experiences and academic background for applying to those schools. Students in the program meet regularly with a Pre-Medical and Health Professions advisor to evaluate the student's academic progress and receive professional guidance regarding volunteer and community service, academic and standardized test requirements.

For more information about the programs and requirements, please click on this document .

Liberal Arts students in the program may use Pre-Med as their minor.

These courses will be required in addition to the courses for your Liberal Arts degree:

Biology I and II with labs 2 semesters
Chemistry I and II with labs 2 semesters
Organic Chemistry I and II with labs 2 semesters
Physics I and II with labs 2 semesters
Biochemistry 1 semester
English 2 semesters
Behavioral Sciences 2 semesters
Mathematics 1-2 semesters

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program, please call 412-396-6335 or stop by the office in 700 Fisher Hall to make an appointment with an advisor.

Meet Mark Stoddard

Mark Stoddard in Lab

Mark graduated with a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in Spanish from Duquesne, then worked as a researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is currently a MSTP (Medical Science Training Program, or M.D.-Ph.D.) student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is doing research on the hepatitis C virus.