WHY STUDY PRE-MEDICINE?
We will work closely with you to make sure you have taken the appropriate courses you’ll need so you’re prepared for medical school.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll get a solid foundation in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and behavioral sciences, so you will do well on the MCAT exam that many medical schools require. Our Pre-Health Professions Committee will help you get interviewing experience so you’ll be comfortable and confident before heading to medical school.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-MEDICINE?
You’ll have many opportunities to complete the other activities that medical schools are looking for. You’ll get hands-on experience in our lab, have the chance to take part in job-shadowing internships with local physicians, and conduct undergraduate research, which will to boost your chance of being accepted into medical school. You’ll also visit medical schools and listen to physicians speak. You can also join our Pre-Med Club for students.
- Private practice
- Sports organizations
- Insurance Company
- Law firm
- Biomedical research labs
- Medical schools
BIOL 1310Animal Physiology
This course provides an introduction to animal structure and function. Basic mechanisms of physiology related to major systems will be covered, including neurobiology, endocrinology, movement, circulation, gas exchange, digestion, and ionic and osmotic balance. The course will use a comparative approach that emphasizes how physiological differences among species have evolved based upon the need for the animal to adapt to the environment. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites BIOL 0101 and 0102.
BIOL 1440Cancer Biology
Discovering a cure for cancer has been one of the most difficult challenges for modern biomedical science. This class will discuss what causes cancer, what makes cancer cells different from normal cells, and what avenues for the future treatment of cancer look promising. The scientific process and a discussion of experimental techniques used in modern cancer research will be emphasized.
The biology of nervous systems will be studied at various levels, including the cellular and molecular biology of neurons, sensory systems, motor control, and higher cortical functions in humans. All topics are viewed across phyla and from an evolutionary perspective. The course will emphasize scientific reading and oral communication of scientific material. Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab per week.
The chemistry of living systems: proteins, enzymes, lipids, sugars, nucleic acids, biosynthesis, and energetics.
The professors are exceptional.Kusun Peters-Diaz ’18, a student at the medical school at Paris Descartes University
MORE TO KNOW
We have Early Acceptance Program affiliation agreements with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will allow you to reserve a seat in one of LECOM’s health professions schools.
In the 4+4 program, you attend Pitt-Bradford for four years to earn a bachelor’s degree followed by four years at one of LECOM’s health professions schools to earn your doctorate.
In a 3+4 program, you attend Pitt-Bradford for the three years. After you complete your first year at LECOM, you’ll receive your bachelor’s degree from Pitt-Bradford. Once you complete the remaining three years at LECOM, you’ll receive your doctorate.