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Pre-Medical Studies Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate)


This intensive program of study is for highly-motivated individuals enrolled in SPCE who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine including DO/MD, physician assistant, or veterinarian. Your course of study will be individualized to meet your career goals. Students who have completed some of the required courses may enroll in upper-division courses in consultation with the program coordinator.

Criteria for admission:

  • BS or BA from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Statement of goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the program director

Notes:

Suggested program of study (course plan) depends on individual career goals and previous undergraduate or graduate course work.

  • Some MD/DO schools may also require Calculus and Biochemistry.
  • Medical schools usually expect prerequisite courses to have been completed no more than five years prior to application. 
  • Some physician assistant programs may require courses in statistics, genetics and additional chemistry coursework.
  • Please note this is not an MCAT preparation program.
  • Certifcate courses are offered during the day (fall and spring terms) in Albany and Troy.

Certificate Requirements : 36 credits

Core : 16 credits
Complete all of the following:
BIO 101 General Biology I with lab : 4 credits
BIO 102 General Biology II with lab : 4 credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I with lab : 4 credits
CHM 112 General Chemistry II with lab : 4 credits

Tracks
Complete one track below.

Pre-Medicine (complete 19 credits)
BIO 401 Senior Independent Research : 3 credits
BIO 427 Internship : 3 credits
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I with lab: 4 credits
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II with lab : 4 credits
CHM 303 Biochemistry : 3 credits
MAT 201 Calculus I : 4 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I with lab : 4 credits*
PHY 102 General Physics II with lab  : 4 credits*
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology : 3 credits
SOC 350 Research for the Professions : 3 credits

OR

Pre-Physician Assistant/Health Science (complete 20 credits)
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab: 4 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab : 4 credits
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics : 3 credits
BIO 208 Microbiology with lab : 4 credits
BIO 220 Cell Biology with lab : 4 credits
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I with lab : 4 credits
MAT 220 Statistics : 4 credits
PSY course : 3 credits

*Note: PHY 107/PHY 108 may be used for PHY 101/PHY 102.


Certificate Completion Notes
Completion of 35 total credits required for graduation (minimum)
1/2 of certificate requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200


Suggested Program of Study

Fall I
MD/DO and PA : 8 credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I
BIO 101 General Biology I

Spring I
MD/DO and PA: 8 credits
CHM 112 General Chemistry II
BIO 102 General Biology II

Fall II
MD/DO : 8 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I

PA : 8 Credits
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I

Spring II
MD/DO : 8 credits
PHY 102 General Physics II
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II
MCAT Prep/Application

PA : 8 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 208 Microbiology
GRE Prep/Application