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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Dentistry Medical Professions Advisement Program


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College of Arts and Sciences


Medical Professions Advisement Program


The Medical Professions Advisement Program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides advisement to students entering East Tennessee State University in preparation for careers in the following health-related fields: Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic), Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The above-mentioned programs are not undergraduate majors at East Tennessee State University; however, they are programs of study that prepare students for application to professional programs. Many professional programs prefer/require students to attain an undergraduate degree before acceptance into their programs; therefore, the student, medical professions advisor, and major advisor work in conjunction to complete necessary requirements for fulfillment of an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses for the professional school(s) of choice. Students are encouraged to choose majors in which they are interested. Questions concerning health-related programs of study should be directed to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement Program, PO Box 70592, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, (423) 439-5602. For more information visit: www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/.

Pre-Dentistry


The Pre-Dentistry Program of Study prepares students for application to the four-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree program. Students may apply after the successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate coursework to some schools; however, completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended.

Most dental schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses:

Additional Information


There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different dental schools; therefore, it is up to the student to research and ensure the required courses are completed before application to the preferred school(s) of interest.

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