Take your first step to landing a job in the medical profession.
Medically Allied Pre-Professional Program for the MD, DO, DDS, DVM and related degrees
In recent years, FSC graduates have gained admittance to some of the most competitive medical, dental and veterinary schools in the country because they have taken rigorous courses and have had well-rounded college experiences.
Medical schools desire students with a broad range of academic interests, pre-medical students may major in any department or division—the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences—as they prepare for medical school as long as they complete several courses that medical schools require such as organic chemistry and introductory biology.
Many of our majors are interested in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and physical therapy. Students seriously thinking about applying to professional schools do some type of internship, shadowing, or volunteer work. As a result, our majors graduate having observed and worked with medical professionals in hospital settings, clinics, and private practice.
Even our students considering other paths outside of direct patient contact have had amazing experiences in venues such as:
Scholarships are available for our majors. These awards include:
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For questions about pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-physical therapy, and other health-related fields), contact:
Dr. Nancy Morvillo, Chair of Biology
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Study-abroad experiences have included travel to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Peru
Our agreement with the University of South Florida College of Medicine means pre-med students in the Honors Program who qualify are guaranteed entrance into USF’s medical program. Three-year and four-year undergraduate tracks are also available.
We offer two unique inter-disciplinary team-taught courses: Dialogues in Science and Religion and Disasters, Civilizations and the Environment. These courses challenge you to integrate different fields and vastly expand your horizons to see the world in new ways.
Our students have conducted research at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stanford’s Summer Research Program in the Biomedical Sciences and presented their work at local, regional, and national conferences and in professional journals.
Our biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools, including:
Our graduates also go on to study everything from nanobiotechnology to ecology to hospital administration in graduate programs at top-tier institutions such as:
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