Are you considering a career in medicine? Did you know that majoring in chemistry is excellent preparation for medical school? If you have an interest in chemistry, there are many reasons to combine majoring in chemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine at the University of Maine.
Recent data from the Association of Medical Colleges shows that:
Data from 2003-2008 at UMaine shows that:
A BS degree in chemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine provides a solid foundation in chemistry and math while allowing plenty of room for recommended courses in biochemistry, microbiology, physiology and other disciplines. In addition, all chemistry majors do research and write a thesis, which gives them a interesting story to tell at their medical school interviews. Coursework in medical school makes extensive use of chemistry; do yourself a favor by learning more of it in advance. An in-depth understanding of chemistry will serve you well as a future physician evaluating medical advances in drug therapy and treatment of diseases.
You can view an example curriculum by following this link: premedicine information for chemistry. You can also stop by to discuss the curriculum in the Chemistry Department’s Main office (156 Aubert Hall).
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