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Pre-medical Scholars Program

The Department of Biology's Pre-medical Scholars Program is designed to successfully prepare students to be competent, confident, and competitive leaders in health care. Biology majors may apply for the pre-medical track upon completion of the first semester of the freshman year.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Students must have at least an overall 3.0 GPA upon completion of the first semester.
  2. Students must have earned at least a B in BIOL 101, Math course, Chemistry 106 and 116. (This may be flexible based on the student's cumulative GPA and overall performance.)
  3. All students must compose a Personal Statement (essay) consisting of 100-150 words discussing future career goals and why they wish to pursue a career in their chosen health career. Additionally, students may also explain any blemishes on their academic record.
  4. Each student must meet with her academic advisor to review the academic transcript, the pre-medical track curriculum, requirements, and expectations.
  5. Due to the rigorous nature of the Pre-medical Track, students must obtain their academic advisor's signature stating that she is in support of the student's application.

Students accepted into the Pre-medical Scholars Program much adhere to the following expectations:

  1. Scholars will meet regularly with their academic advisor and follow the Pre-medical Track.
  2. Scholars must maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
  3. All students are expected to attend supplemental instruction for chemistry and mathematics and/or tutoring at least once per week.
  4. Scholars must maintain active membership in the NC A&T State University Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) or the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association (USNDA).
  5. Scholars will serve as peer mentors in the department for Early Assurance Scholars and entering freshman.
  6. Scholars are expected to participate in job shadowing, attend the Pre-Professional Scholars Program Professional Development Conference hosted in the Spring on the NC A&T campus, and actively seek summer enrichment program opportunities.
  7. Scholars should follow the Pre-Health Advising Guide located on the Biology Department Organization Site on BlackBoard.
  8. Scholars are required to attend meetings of the Pre-medical Scholars Program.

For more information, contact Dr. C. Dinitra White (cdwhite@ncat.edu) or Mrs. Cailisha Petty (mrspetty@ncat.edu).

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