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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic) 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:

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 students through this process.


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

Social and Behavioral Science (6 hrs.)

Philosophy and Humanities (3 hrs.)

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.

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