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Medicine Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 at Shoreline.

The next step is to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year school, then apply to a Medical School.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , HUM 105 , MCS 105 PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits

Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 29.5 Credits


Additional Math:

Very few medical schools require MATH& 152  orMATH& 163 , but the AS degree requires MATH& 152  and either MATH& 163  or MATH 211 . A statistics class such as MATH& 146  or MATH 211  is highly recommended for all medical schools.

Pre-Major Requirements - 15-21 Credits

Select any two biology, chemistry, or physics sequences from the list below to complete the AS degree. Medical schools require all three sequences; you will take the remaining sequence after you transfer to university.

Bilolgy: BIOL& 211 , BIOL& 212 , BIOL& 213  

Algebra-based Physics: PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , PHYS& 116   -OR-

Calculus-based Physics: PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , PHYS& 223  

Chemistry: CHEM& 241 /CHEM 271 , CHEM& 242 /CHEM 272 , CHEM& 243 /CHEM 273  

Electives -Biochemistry

These courses are not required for the AS-T degree, but biochemistry is necessary to prepare for taking the MCAT exam and medical school curriculum. Most students take biochemistry at the university after transfer.

Chemistry: CHEM 255 , CHEM 256  

More information about programs in Medicine

U.S. medical schools require a Bachelor’s degree for admission. Provided students complete the required prerequisites, medical schools allow students to study any academic major for admissions. Students are encouraged to choose a major which they find of value and interest whether or not they go to medical school.

Medical schools look for personal attributes, e.g., a breath of interests, perseverance, curiosity, integrity, responsibility, communication skills and multicultural understanding and skills. Pre-med students should develop a broad understanding of the U.S. health care system and volunteer or work in the health care field. The admission process for medical school takes a full year. For more information:

University of Washington - Seattle

M.D. - Medical Doctor

Course requirements: 6 quarters of Social Science or Humanities; 9 quarters of Chemistry and Biology; and 3 quarters of Algebra or Calculus based Physics. More info at https://www.uwmedicine.org/education/md-program/admissions/applicants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; preference is given to Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho residents.

Washington State University - Spokane

M.D. - Medical Doctor

Washington State University has started a new medical school in Spokane. Course requirements: 12 quarter credits of biology with lab, 6 quarter credits of organic chemistry with lab, 6 quarter credits of physics with lab. More info at https://medicine.wsu.edu.

Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences - Yakima

D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Course requirements: 9 credits of English composition and literature; 12 credits of general chemistry; 12 credits or organic chemistry; 12 credits of physics; 18 credits of biological sciences. More info at https://www.pnwu.edu/admissions/prospective-students

Where can I go for help?

For course information and entry codes, contact:

biologyadvising@shoreline.edu, chemistryadvising@shoreline.edu, mathadvising@shoreline.edu

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisor@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Program Faculty Advisors

Linda Kuehnert  206-546-4575 lkuehnert@shoreline.edu Rm 2821
Dave Phippen  206-546-4572 dphippen@shoreline.edu Rm 2817
Guy Ting  206-546-4692 gting@shoreline.edu Rm 2822
Joyce Fagel  206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 5229

Where can I transfer?

The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing within a four-year Bachelor’s degree program (please see the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide for a list of schools) Students can transfer to any college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree before applying to a Medical School. Washington state institutions with medical schools are listed below.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences *
* Osteopathic Medical School located in Yakima, Washington
University of Washington
Washington State University - Spokane

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