If you’re planning a career in medicine, USF’s Pre-Medical Biology program will give you a distinct advantage: the blend of relevant academics and real-world experience will make you a strong candidate for medical school. USF graduates are regularly accepted into top medical schools.
Our Pre-Medical curriculum provides a solid academic foundation in biology, chemistry, microbiology, organic chemistry, anatomy, physics, and biochemistry — the courses medical schools look for in candidates.
Your study and exploration of human health will move out of the classroom and into the world as you develop hands-on experience and connect with working professionals.
Work in new and updated labs!
Intern with local physicians: Because of USF’s long-standing affiliation with hospitals and local healthcare organizations, we secure quality internship experiences for our students.
Complete a Clinical Experience: Medical schools seek applicants with compassion and experience. You can complete a summer internship or a medical mission trip, like USF’s annual trip to Haiti.
Students enrolled in our Primary Health Care in a Developing Country course travel to Haiti with USF professors and alumni physicians. There, they experience the practice of medicine in a developing country, as well as work in a hospital, orphanage, and other settings with professionals from various humanitarian organizations.
Your pre-medical advisor will work with you to:
Percentage of USF Biology majors who applied to medical school and have been accepted over the past 2 years.
Median pay per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Expected job growth for physicians and surgeons by 2026
USF’s partnership with Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine gives USF students two options for expedited admission: early acceptance or a guaranteed interview.
Recent graduate of our Pre-Med Biology program have attended the following medical schools: