Students majoring in Biosystems Engineering have the option to pursue a pre-medicine track. The curriculum represents a small deviation from the required courses (organic chemistry satisfies 8 of the 9 required technical elective units). Student obtain all the needed preparation for medical school and also obtain a broad-based engineering degree, should they decide not to pursue advanced medical study.
Upon admission to the college of engineering and selection of biosystems engineering as a major, students declare to their advisor their intention to pursue the pre-med track. Students will be advised by a committee of ABE pre-med members. These advisors will assist pre-med students interested in entering the fields of medicine, dentistry, or biomedical engineering. BE pre-med students will be exposed to broad engineering and science subjects.
In an effort to produce well-prepared individuals for medical school, BE pre-med advisors will carefully monitor and advise pre-med students in the following aspects:
1. Exposure to broad science and engineering areas. Development of character, integrity, and leadership.
2. Meetings with BE graduates who are currently in medical fields.
3. Attaining a high cumulative grade point average (GPA), particularly in the sciences and mathematics.
4. Preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
5. Interview preparation for the evaluation by the Pre-Health Professions Committee, conducted during the second semester of the junior year.
6. Letters of recommendation from research supervisors and faculty.
7. Clinical experience gained through working or volunteering at a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility.
8. Community service and other extracurricular activities.
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