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Pre-Medicine: Chemistry (BS)

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Whether you plan to attend medical school or pursue a career in the cutting-edge fields of medical research, technology, or pharmacogenomics, USF’s Pre-Medical Chemistry program will give you a distinct advantage. Our program blends a strong science foundation (including pre-medical courses) with hands-on research — making you a competitive applicant for the next step in your career.

Great Support & Pre-Med Advising

You’ll be taught by expert faculty scientists. Your advisor (an expert in medical school admissions) will guide you through the medical school research and application process.

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Opportunities to Excel

You can fast track your education through our agreement with Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. USF students can receive early acceptance or a guaranteed interview.

Additionally, Manchester University reserves 4 seats each year in its M.S. in Pharmacogenomics program for qualified USF students!

The Research Advantage

You will graduate with direct research experience — and this will set you apart from other medical or graduate school candidates! Our students participate in

On-Site Research with USF faculty scientists:

I worked on faculty research one summer and did an internship at a national lab another, both because of Dr. Geyer’s support. Now that I’m at a large university, I see how much I was given as an undergraduate and the difference it makes.

Talitha Frecker ‘13,
Ph.D. student in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University

Off-Site Research at labs throughout the region:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Undergraduate Research Experience in Biomedical Sciences at Marian University
  • American Chemical Society Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School
  • Midwestern Alliance for Healthcare Education Program at Parkview

Internships at:

  • Cooke Polymer Technology (medical device manufacturer)
  • Fort Wayne Metals Lab (medical material supplier)
  • A & L Great Lakes Laboratory
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and other clinical internships in the region

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