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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Veterinary Medicine 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: chiropractic, dentistry, medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, podiatry, and veterinary medicine. The pre-professional programs associated with each of these fields are not undergraduate majors at ETSU, but are programs of study that prepare students for application to professional programs. Many professional programs prefer/require that students  earn an undergraduate degree before acceptance into their programs.  Therefore, the student, medical professions advisor, and major advisor work in conjunction to develop a plan of study that fulfills the requirements for an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses for the professional school(s) of choice. Students are encouraged to choose majors that interest them and in which they can excel academically. 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: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine


The pre-veterinary medicine program of study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended for application to veterinary school.

Although prerequisite courses vary among veterinary schools, the following courses (at a minimum) are recommended for students seeking admission to most DVM programs.

Genetics (3 hrs.)


Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts (6-18 hrs.)


Refer to general education requirements for your degree program and consult with your pre-professional advisor to choose classes in this area.

Additional Information


Different schools may require different prerequisite courses. It is the responsibility of the student to research his/her schools of interest and verify that the required courses are completed before taking the required entrance exam(s) and applying to professional schools. There are additional courses that could help students become more competitive. Please consult with your MPA advisor to select a course sequence that best aligns with your goals.

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