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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medical - Minor

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The Nazareth College Pre-Medical minor prepares students interested in applying to medical schools (esp. MD but also osteopathic, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, etc.). The American Medical Association recommends that interested students regardless of the major chosen should select courses that emphasize the skills of verbal and written comprehension, a critical understanding of human values and the creative power of thinking.

Nazareth College Pre-Medical students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and perform a minimum of 160 hours of community/pre-medical clinical service. Interested students should contact the Chief Health Care Professions Advisor, B.W. Witz, Ph.D., to develop an appropriate course of study for their four years of college

Required Courses for Pre-Medical - Minor

The Nazareth College Pre-Medical Program was structured using the course requirements of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). The following courses (40 credit hours) are required for the minor and students must complete these courses to be eligible to apply to any allopathic medical school (MD) in the US.

Elective Courses for Pre-Medical - Minor

In addition to the required 40 credit hours, Pre-Medical minor students are required to complete any two of the following courses:

Note: Courses must be taken with the laboratory whenever a laboratory is offered.

Additional Information

Students wishing to apply to Medical School must do so through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) typically during the spring of their junior year or in the summer after their junior year. An undergraduate GPA of 3.4/4.0 or above plus an MCAT score of 30/45 or above is highly desirable.

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