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Undergraduate, Pre-Professional | In-Person

Pre-Medical

Are you considering a career in medicine and looking for a program that will prepare you for the next step? Belmont's program is designed specifically with you in mind--for undergraduate students who have a passion for helping others and want to make a difference in the world.

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Why Study Pre-Medical? 

We understand that the road to becoming a doctor or other healthcare professional can be challenging. We're here to support you.

Our comprehensive curriculum that combines science courses, hands-on research opportunities and clinical experiences to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in medical school and beyond.

You'll have the opportunity to explore different areas of medicine, work with experienced professionals and receive personalized support throughout the Med School application process. We are here to help you achieve your dream of becoming a physician!

What You'll Learn 

  • In-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the medical field
  • Exposure to the latest research and developments in medicine
  • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills through coursework and research opportunities
  • Exposure to a diverse range of perspectives and approaches to the field through guest lectures and mentorship
  • Strong foundation in the fundamental subject areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, social sciences, humanities and mathematics.

 

Career Possibilities

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical Therapist
  • Medical Researcher

Note: These are just some examples and not a comprehensive list of all possible career opportunities open to students who are Pre-Med.

Program Details

Belmont has many majors, minors, and opportunities to help students achieve their goal of being accepted to medical school.

While a majority of students choose majors in the sciences (such as biology), as schools increasingly seek well-rounded applicants, it is not uncommon for students to select a major in math, social sciences or even the humanities.

Regardless of what major is chosen, all pre-medical students have certain pre-requisite courses they need to take in chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.

Additionally, pre-medical students will be assigned a pre-health advisor and have the opportunity to join student-led organizations in health, as well as participate in undergraduate research, internships, volunteering and peer-mentoring.

As you narrow in on your well-researched career path, you can start to dive into experiences that will complement your knowledge-building in coursework, give you leadership opportunities and allow you to give back to your community.

As you “dig in”, reflect on what drives you, your “Why”, your interests, and the types of healthcare that interests you.

Consider crafting a thoughtful resume that shows how well-rounded you are. Some options to choose from could be:

  • Pre-Health Advising | Dr. Beth Bowman, PhD | Director of Undergraduate Research | College of Science and Mathematics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Christopher Barton | Assistant Professor, Biology Department; Rachel Rigsby | Professor, Chemistry and Physics Department
  • Biology with a pre-health emphasis | Chris Barton | Department Chair & Professor, Biology Department
  • Biophysics | Krista McBride | Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physics Department
  • Chemistry | Rachel Rigsby | Professor, Chemistry and Physics Department
  • Psychology | Patrick Morse | Department Chair & Professor, Psychology Department
  • Public Health | Christian Williams | Director of BSPH Program & Assistant Professor