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Option Pre-Medicine Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



To be terminated via proposal 101546, https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ap/cps/proposals/view/101546.

 

Physicians diagnose illness and injury, prescribe and administer treatment and advise patients about how to prevent and manage wellbeing.

There are two paths to becoming a doctor: allopathic medicine, which leads to an MD, or osteopathic medicine, which leads to a DO. Both provide the education and training necessary to practice medicine.

The BioHealth Sciences major offers all of the entrance requirements to medical school to include a year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, genetics, biochemistry, and more. The BioHealth Sciences major is also suited for postbaccalaureate students who already have a bachelor's degree in another subject and need science course work to apply to medical school. The book, Medical School Admission Requirements, published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (https://www.aamc.org/), lists specific entrance requirements for each MD school. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (http://www.aacom.org/error/?aspxerrorpath=/about/Pages/default.aspx) lists requirements for osteopathic (DO) schools.

Admission to medical schools is very competitive. Students are chosen according to grades, MCAT scores, medical experience, and apparent motivation for medicine. A member of the premedical committee is assigned to each student as an advisor.



First Year (45)

BB 100. The Molecules of Life (2)
BI 109. Health Professions: Medical (1)
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (13)

Sophomore Year (45–47)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
BI/BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (14)
Writing II (3)

Junior Year (44–46)

BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (8–9)

Select one WIC course from the following (3-4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Senior Year (45)

Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives, upper-division science courses (40)

Students should plan their senior year in consultation with a premedical advisor. Graduation in BioHealth Sciences/pre-medicine requires a total of 45 credits of upper-division courses in science.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Sample Four–Year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre–Medicine Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
HHS 231.  *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or PAC (1–2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
Elective credits (3)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (3)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
Speech (3)
Additional MTH/ST class (4)
Elective credits (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
Western Culture (3–4)
Elective credits (3–4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
Writing II (3)
Elective credits (4)

Spring Term (15)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)
Social Processes and Institutions (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (15)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)
Elective credits (2–3)

Winter Term (15)

PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Elective credits (2–4)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
(one course may also count for a bacc core requirement)
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
FCSJ/ANTH 361. *Food Justice (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY 466. *Fat Studies (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS/QS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Spring Term (14–15)

PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Elective credits (6–7)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Year 4

Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credits (4–5)

Winter Term (15)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credits (3–4)

Spring Term (15)

BB 311. Genetics (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
Additional upper-division science courses, approved by advisor (6)
Elective credits (1)

Total=180


Option Code: 600




 
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