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Pre-Medicine Program

Students interested in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, or medical technology must obtain a Bachelor's degree at Montana State University Billings or elsewhere. No specific undergraduate major is required for these health professions, but a strong academic background in biology and chemistry is expected for admission to most medical-science professional programs. Programs that build a foundation in science and mathematics are adjusted to best fit the needs of particular professional or graduate schools and the student. Individual programs can be designed to provide the student with the maximum opportunity for pursuing educational goals.

Medical technology students graduating with a baccalaureate major in Biology or Chemistry need to apply to an approved school of medical technology to serve a 12-month internship. Students in the other areas should apply to an appropriate professional school before graduation from MSU Billings. Biology and Chemistry faculty will assist and advise the student in arranging these applications, but the initiative lies with the student.

Pre-medical students should regularly use The Medical School Admissions Requirement Handbook to find admissions standards of accredited medical schools and keep abreast of requirements in this field.

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