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Pre-Medicine

You bring an intense interest in medicine and a desire to help people…

…we help you foster the skills you’ll need to succeed in medical school and beyond. At Florida Southern College, you’ll obtain all the necessary academic training that medical schools require.

Top Reasons to choose Pre-Medicine at florida southern college

LECOM Agreement

In partnership with one of the nation’s most renowned medical colleges, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), qualified students are granted priority admission into Lake Erie’s dental program.

Comprehensive

We provide all the academic courses medical schools require for admissions, and classes that will help you succeed on the MCAT.

Individualized Attention

Our Pre-Professional programs will help to guide you in your quest to become a physician. You will be paired with an advisor who knows what it takes to achieve your goals.

Original Research

Most students entering medical school have significant research experience. At Florida Southern College, all students majoring in the natural sciences have an opportunity to do original research of their own design.

Pre-Medicine Internships

Our extracurricular experiences will help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. These experiences include Junior Journeys, internships, shadowing and research.

Students find many opportunities in and around the city of Lakeland, as well as across the country and even internationally to gain experience. One of our most popular venues is Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM), a facility only 10 minutes from campus that allows students to experience firsthand many aspects of providing health care to the working uninsured in Polk County. Our local hospital, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and several large health care clinics as well as local physicians have provided excellent experiences for our students. Outside of Florida, students have interned at one of the premier joint replacement practices in the country, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in Ohio, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Texas, and have traveled overseas on medical mission trips to places such as Costa Rica and Africa. And our students have been trained as Medical Scribes in emergency rooms, allowing them to be with the physician and patient at all times.

A visit is the next step. Online or In-Person.

Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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Pre-Professional Program (P3)

The Pre-Professional Program (P3) is a rigorous, competitive program for students pursuing admission to professional schools after obtaining their undergraduate degrees.

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Meet our Mocs


 

Cheryl Lodwick ’07

talks about her Florida Southern College experience preparing for medical school.

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Program Details

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First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Pre-Medicine Program Contacts

Lauren Albaum, Ph.D.

Director, Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center
863.680.6242

Dr. Nancy Morvillo

Chair of Biology

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