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Pre-Medicine Emphasis

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Career Opportunities

  • Physician
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biophysicist
  • Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Science Teacher
  • Lab Technician
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Sales
  • Nutritionist

Bachelor of Science Degree, Natural Sciences Major

See also Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Physical Therapy

Learn to change lives through medicine

The desire to save lives, treat injuries and diseases, and improve patients’ health is a meaningful motivation to pursue a career in the medical field, one of the most exciting and rewarding professions throughout the world.

PCC’s graduates have achieved a high level of success in medicine, being accepted into over 70 medical schools, including 5 of the top 10 primary care medical schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. To prepare for medical school, students receive a thorough education in biology and chemistry as well as a strong focus on math and other sciences. With a liberal arts base including training in English, speech, history, Bible, and interpersonal skills, PCC students stand out as knowledgeable, articulate, well-rounded communicators.

In a field filled with ethical dilemmas, medical professionals with strong Bible training can be confident and prepared to do right and honor the Lord in their decisions. Because of the biblical emphasis that permeates every class, PCC graduates are respected for their superior ethics and high moral standards as they truly care for their patients with compassion, honesty, and integrity.

Excellent student-teacher ratios provide optimum instruction, encourage professional relationships, and enable faculty to effectively assist students with medical or graduate school admissions.

Many pre-medicine graduates pursue advanced degrees such as MD, DO, PA, MPH, PhD, DC, OD, PharmD, DDS, DMD, and more.

Graduate Perspective

“PCC set a solid foundation to start my medical journey. From an academic standpoint, the excellence of PCC’s science department was phenomenal. The transition to medical school was actually quite easy, in contrast to many of my medical school friends from various secular universities, who had difficulty adjusting to a rigorous medical school program. The expectations, instruction, and experience during PCC’s pre-med program are still enabling me to achieve excellence in my medical career. In addition, the training in areas of professionalism, manners, and morals has set me apart from peers throughout medical school, residency, and my continued practice of medicine.” —Dave (’03 grad) Penn State University Hershey Medical Center Urology Resident, PA; Doctor of Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine

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High School Preparation

Preparation for medical school demands much specific high school preparation. Ideally, the pre-medicine student should have a good understanding of the basic physical sciences, a highly developed ability in mathematics, and the competence to read rapidly and with comprehension. The minimum adequate preparation includes 2 units of algebra, 1 unit each of plane geometry, advanced mathematics (trigonometry and analytical geometry or precalculus), chemistry, and physics.

Students not prepared to enter directly into the pre-medicine curriculum will be able to make up certain deficiencies. In this case, time required to complete the pre-medicine degree could be expected to increase.

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