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Medical Professions Advisement Program


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P.O. Box 70592

Phone: (423) 439-5602

Web address: www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/

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-Chiropractic Medicine

 

The Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program. Students may apply after the successful completion of at least 90 credit hours; however, the majority of states require the completion of a bachelor’s degree to practice chiropractic medicine. Most chiropractic schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses:

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

 

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

  

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

 

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit)  

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits)     

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

Psychology (3 hrs.)

PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)  

 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different chiropractic 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.

 

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:

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

    

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits)  \

 

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

Biochemistry (3 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)  or

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

 

Microbiology (4 hrs.)

HSCI 3320 General Microbiology (4 credits)  

HSCI 3321 General Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit)     

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

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.

 

 

Pre-Medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic)

 

The Pre-Medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic) Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and/or a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree program and residency rotation. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is recommended/required for acceptance to medical school. Many medical schools require students to submit a Composite Letter of Recommendation during the application process; the Medical Professions Advisement staff is available to assist the students through this process.

In addition, most medical schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses:

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Biochemistry (5 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits) 

BIOL 4157 Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits)  or

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

BIOL 4177 Biochemistry of Metabolism Lab (2 credits) 

 

Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.)

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

Communication (3 hrs.)

SPCH 1300 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)  or

SPCH 2300 Public Speaking (3 credits) 

SPCH 2320 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) 

 

Social and Behavioral Science (6 hrs.)

PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) 

SOCI 1020 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) 

 

Philosophy and Humanities (3 hrs.)

PHIL 2020 Introduction to Ethics (3 credits) 

PHIL 2030 Practical Reasoning (3 credits)  *

*PHIL 2030 is recommended by the department to fulfill the MCAT philosophy knowledge requirement; however, please be aware that it does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different medical 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.

 

Pre-Optometry

 

The Pre-Optometry Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program. The majority of students accepted to a school of optometry have completed a bachelor’s degree. Most optometry schools require completion of the following  prerequisite courses: 

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Biochemistry (5 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits) 

BIOL 4157 Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits)  or

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

BIOL 4177 Biochemistry of Metabolism Lab (2 credits) 

  

Microbiology (4 hrs.) 

HSCI 3320 General Microbiology (4 credits)  

HSCI 3321 General Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

  

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

Calculus (4 hrs.)

·      MATH 1910 Calculus I (4 credits)  

 

Statistics (3 hrs.)

·      MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)   

 

Psychology (3 hrs.)

·      PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)   

 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different optometry 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.

 

Pre-Pharmacy

 

The Pre-Pharmacy Program of Study prepares students for application to a 3-4 year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. Students may apply to some pharmacy schools after the successful completion of two years of undergraduate coursework; however, completion of a bachelor’s degree is recommended.

Most pharmacy schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

 

Additional Biology (4 hrs.)

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits)  

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit)   or 

BIOL 3150 Cell Biology (3 credits) 

BIOL 3151 Cell Biology Laboratory (2 credits)   or 

HSCI 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) 

HSCI 2011 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0 credit)  and

HSCI 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) 

HSCI 2021 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0 credit) 

HSCI 3020 Human Physiology (4 credits) 

 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Physics (4 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

Microbiology (4 hrs.) 

HSCI 3320 General Microbiology (4 credits)  

HSCI 3321 General Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

 

Calculus (4 hrs.)

·      MATH 1910 Calculus I (4 credits)  

 

Statistics (3 hrs.)

·      MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)   

 

Economics (3 hrs.)

ECON 2210 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) 

ECON 2220 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits) 

 

Communication (3 hrs.)

SPCH 1300 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)  or

SPCH 2300 Public Speaking (3 credits) 

SPCH 2320 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits)   

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different pharmacy 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.

 

 

Pre-Pharmacy Plus Program

East Tennessee State University, in conjunction with Gatton College of Pharmacy, will offer a guaranteed interview and waiver of supplemental application fee at Gatton College of Pharmacy for any ETSU undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student who meets the established criteria. For more information on the Pre-Pharmacy Plus Program visit: http://www.etsu/cas/mpa/programs/pppp.aspx

 

 

Pre-Physician Assistant

 

The Pre-Physician Assistant Program of Study prepares students for application to a two-year Physician Assistant Master’s Degree (MA-PA) program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for acceptance to physician assistant school.

Most physician assistant schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Biochemistry (3 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)  or

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

  

Microbiology (4 hrs.) 

HSCI 3320 General Microbiology (4 credits)  

HSCI 3321 General Microbiology Laboratory (0 credit) 

 

Anatomy & Physiology (8 hrs.)

HSCI 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) 

HSCI 2011 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (0 credit) 

HSCI 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) 

HSCI 2021 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

Communication (3 hrs.)

SPCH 1300 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)  or

SPCH 2300 Public Speaking (3 credits) 

SPCH 2320 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits)      

 

Statistics (3 hrs.)

·      MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)   

 

Psychology (3 hrs.)

·      PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)   

 

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different physician assistant 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. 

 

Pre-Podiatry

 

The Pre-Podiatry Program of Study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Podiatry (DPM) degree program. Students must apply after the successful completion of at least 90 credit hours, however completion of a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended.

Most podiatry schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits) 

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

 

If you are interested in applying to a school that requires the MCAT, please plan to take the following courses for additional preparation:

 

Biochemistry (5 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits) 

BIOL 4157 Biochemistry of Macromolecules Lab (2 credits)  or

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

BIOL 4177 Biochemistry of Metabolism Lab (2 credits) 

 

Social and Behavioral Science (6 hrs.)

PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) 

SOCI 1020 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) 

 

Philosophy and Humanities (3 hrs.)

PHIL 2020 Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)  or

PHIL 2030 Practical Reasoning (3 credits) 

*PHIL 2030 is recommended by the department to fulfill the MCAT philosophy knowledge requirement; however, please be aware that it does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

 

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different podiatry 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.

 

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.

Most veterinary schools require completion of the following prerequisite courses: 

 

Biology (8 hrs.)

BIOL 1110 Biology for Science Majors Lecture I (4 credits)  

BIOL 1111 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (0 credit) 

BIOL 1120 Biology for Science Majors Lecture II (4 credits) 

BIOL 1121 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (0 credit) 

 

Genetics (3 hrs.)

BIOL 3100 General Genetics (3 credits)  

 

Cell Biology (5 hrs.)

BIOL 3150 Cell Biology (3 credits) 

BIOL 3151 Cell Biology Laboratory (2 credits) 

 

General Chemistry (8 hrs.)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry Lecture I (4 credits) 

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credit) 

CHEM 1120 General Chemistry Lecture II (4 credits) 

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0 credit) 

Organic Chemistry (10 hrs.) 

CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3 credits) 

CHEM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2 credits) 

CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3 credits) 

CHEM 2021 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2 credits) 

 

Biochemistry (6 hrs.)

BIOL 4147 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)  and

BIOL 4167 Biochemistry of Metabolism (3 credits) 

   

Physics (8 hrs.)

PHYS 2010 General Physics I-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

PHYS 2020 General Physics II-Noncalculus (3 credits) 

PHYS 2021 General Physics Laboratory II-Noncalculus (1 credit) 

 

English (6 hrs.)

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing (3 credits) 

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 credits) 

       

Additional Information

There may be variations among prerequisite requirements at different veterinary 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.

  

Communication (3 hrs.)

SPCH 1300 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits) 

SPCH 2300 Public Speaking (3 credits) 

SPCH 2320 Argumentation and Debate (3 credits) 

 

 Additional Information

 

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