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6 Reasons to Study Pre-Med at SUU

Posted: November 15, 2017 | Author: Lexi Carter | Read Time: 2 minutes

2017-11-study-pre-med.jpgSouthern Utah University offers support and guidance to ensure students interested in medical careers are well positioned for acceptance into medical school. SUU students majoring in biology, chemistry and human nutrition have gained admission to top medical schools by completing the required pre-med pre-requisites while pursuing their undergraduate degree. College of Science and Engineering academic advisors and pre-med faculty advisors work closely with students to chart the ideal academic program for their success.
Students graduating from SUU’s College of Science and Engineering enjoy high placement rates in medical schools, averaging approximately 90% over the last 10 years. Students can enroll in the Utah Rural Health Scholars Program on campus, providing resume-building activities to ensure competitive graduates in the medical school admissions process.
Here are six reasons why students should consider SUU’s pre-med program.
Focused education. By working closely with professors and advisors, students can focus their education on specific medical interests like dental, physical therapy or medicine. Introductory biology, chemistry, and anatomy classes also help students choose an area of expertise.
Rural Health Scholars. SUU’s Rural Health Scholars program offers job shadowing, service learning and leadership training to pre-med students. RHS ensures students are prepared and competitive in the medical school admission process.The program also offers medical trips locally, nationally and internationally to expose future doctors to rural health conditions.
Premedical Honor Society. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship.
Nationally-recognized professors. SUU’s pre-med faculty have connections across the country to help students arrange summer internships and acceptance into graduate schools. Courses like Organic Chemistry, taught by Professor Ty Redd, and Human Physiology, taught by Professor Paul Pillitteri, attract students from around the nation for the high-quality, rigorous curriculum.
Small class sizes. SUU has an 18:1 student to faculty ratio, which the pre-med courses exemplify. Students have full access to their professors for extracurricular research, additional help in class or professional development advice.
Experiential learning. Pre-med students have hands-on labs each semester, training them on biological and chemical concepts. SUU professors also include students in their extracurricular research, coaching them from the beginning research stages to the final submission to an academic journal.
Learn more about the pre-med program at SUU.

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