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A Medical Sciences Advisory Committee oversees the advising of students in the areas of the medical sciences (premedicine, predentistry, preveterinary medicine, etc.) The general objectives of the committee are to counsel students preparing for a career in the medical sciences, to serve as a source of information concerning preprofessional education in the medical sciences, and to serve as a source of recommendations to professional schools in the medical sciences.
A representative of the committee meets with all new premedical students at summer orientations. Committee members serve as academic advisors and are available to provide guidance and information to help students pursue their professional goals during their undergraduate careers.
The first year program usually includes biology, chemistry, english, and mathematics. After the first year, with the exceptions of organic chemistry and physics, the program is a function of the student's choice of departmental major and the specific requirements of the professional program being pursued. For further information, contact Dr. Nancy Woodley, Chair, Medical Sciences Advisory Committee. Dr. Woodley may be reached at 419-772-2326 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the website: http://www2.onu.edu/~n-woodley.
Pre-physical Therapy. The curriculum prepares students for entry into post-baccalaureate programs in physical therapy. Required courses include one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of physics and one year of mathematics courses at the level of pre-calculus and above. Courses in psychology are required in addition to various recommended electives considered necessary for application to graduate programs. For further information, please contact Dr. Rema Suniga, pre-physical therapy program coordinator at 419-772-2323 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Pre-occupational Therapy. The curriculum prepares students for entry into post-baccalaureate programs in occupational therapy. The program requires coursework in the following areas; biological sciences (biology, physiology, and human anatomy each with a laboratory component), behavioral sciences, written/verbal communication, physics, chemistry, biostatistics, medical terminology, and computer literacy. For further information, please contact Dr. Rema Suniga, pre- occupational therapy program coordinator at 419-772-2323 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Physician Assistant. The pre-physician assistant program will prepare the student for entry into most master level physician assistant programs. The basic program, offered by the department of biological sciences, includes one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, and one year of mathematics emphasizing biostatistics. Course requirements in biochemistry and organic chemistry will vary according to individual program requirements. Additional courses taken in the biological and allied health sciences department include: physiology, human anatomy, developmental anatomy, basic emergency response, genetics, microbiology, as well as other biology courses and cognates required to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The curriculum also includes courses in nutrition, philosophy, and psychology. For further information, contact Dr. Amy Aulthouse, pre-physician assistant coordinator. Dr. Aulthouse may be reached at 419-772-2660 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Pre-Physician and Pre-occupational curricula also include completion of a one quarter internship in a therapy clinical setting. Because admission requirements, prerequisites, and program components differ from school to school, details of either curriculum may vary dependent on the chosen graduate program. For further information, contact the program coordinators.