College of Science & Technology
Ms. Maureen Leong-Kee
CST Advisor and Student Success Coordinator
College of Science and Technology Office of Academic Advising
Pre-Medical Student Resources
Students interested in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Physician Assistant or Pre-Anesthesia Assistant typically major in Biology or Chemistry but can be ANY MAJOR provided they take the correct pre-requisites. Pre-medicine is not an academic major, but a collection of courses designed to help you meet the requirements for admission to medical school Students are advised on the best course of study by a college advisor (as a freshmen or sophomore) or faculty member in their major department. We encourage all students interested in any of these paths to contact an advisor early in their academic careers to ensure they choose the most appropriate curriculum. Medical school admission is highly competitive, requiring high grades (especially in science and mathematics), good communication skills, leadership skills, research skills, critical thinking skills and high scores on the MCAT exam. In addition, working or volunteering in a hospital or doctor’s office is desirable.
The pre-medicine program prepares students to apply for admission to medical school and take the MCAT exam. After graduating from Armstrong Atlantic State University, students apply to medical school to complete their training to become a physician. A medical doctor has a variety of practice opportunities, including working in hospitals and private practice.