Pre-Med Concentration
 
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Medical degrees (MD or DO) require four years of intensive academic study beyond the bachelor's degree. The first two years of medical school focus on the science courses followed by two years of clinical rotations in medical specialties such as surgery, dermatology, orthopedics, psychiatry, etc. After graduating from medical school, the vast majority of students elect to enter residency programs that can extend their medical training for another three to eight years, depending on the specialty, e.g. family practice, internal medicine, and general pediatrics require another three years. If you plan on becoming a general surgeon, count on another five years of school. Reconstructive and plastic surgery residencies necessitate another seven to eight years of training after becoming an MD. Some medical schools provide students with the option of earning joint degrees, e.g. MD/PhD, MD/MPh, MD/MBA.


SDCC provides students with the opportunity to prepare for matriculation to medical schools by majoring in Biology which is our de facto Pre-Med program with several additional courses medical school applicants need.


The Pre-Med curriculum reflects the Biology curriculum with the addition of Chemistry 309 and Physics 211.


BIO 204      Biological Sciences I 4 Units
BIO 205 Biological Sciences II 4 Units
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Units
BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Units
BIO 402 Biochemistry 4 Units
BIO 403 Cell & Molecular Biology 4 Units
CHEM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry I - Lab 1 Unit
CHEM 202 General Inorganic Chemistry I 3 Units
CHEM 308 Organic Chemistry I 4 Units
CHEM 309 Organic Chemistry II 4 Units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 Units
PHYS 211 General Physics II 4 Units
MATH 151 Calculus 4 Units

 Resources

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) www.aamc.org 

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) www.aamc.org/students/applying/requirements/msar/ 

Aspiring Docs.org www.aamc.org/students/aspiring 

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/ 

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