Pre-Medicine Intake Major at MSU
(including pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-optometry, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, and others)
MSU offers a Pre-Med Intake major for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions but unsure of a specific 4-year major offered at MSU.
This program is designed to encourage students to explore the academic environment at MSU, understand the breadth of career opportunities in the health professions, while staying 'on track’ with the science curriculum associated with professional school pre-requisites. (Click here to apply to MSU as a Pre-Medicine major).
Students in this program are academically advised by the University Studies Academic Advising Center and then utilize the Office of Health Professions Advising for profesional advising and career exploration.
During Fall semester evening workshops are offered and cover topics such as the ‘nuts and bolts’ of university academics, professionalism for the health professions, introduction to various health professionals, and an overview of the expectations and process of applying to health professional school.
In spring semester, students are encouraged to participate in the seminar course “HMED 140: Introduction to Health Professions” for a formal representation of the academic opportunities available at MSU and an introduction to the breadth of opportunity in the health professions.
As students register for sophomore courses, they will transition to a major- and department-specific academic advisor and plan their route to graduation accordingly.
Students are encouraged to meet with the Health Professions advisor each semester to continue with the health professional school pre-requisite academic plan to prepare for a competitive application.