- Professional programs in medical-science do not require a specific undergraduate degree, but look for students with a strong background in biology and chemistry.
- Students are expected to be well-rounded and have experience outside of the classroom. MSU Billings is across the street from the largest medical corridor in the region, providing students opportunities such as internships and job shadowing as well as part-time work.
- Most medical schools in the U.S. and Canada require students to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which assesses students on problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. It is recommended to take the MCAT in the spring or summer of your junior year.
- Pre-medical students should regularly use the Medical School Admissions Requirement (MSAR) Handbook to find admissions standards of accredited medical schools and keep abreast of requirements in this field.
- Pre-medical students should begin to consider possible medical schools during the spring of their junior year and complete their applications by the end of the fall semester of their senior year.
- Students interested in medical technology and graduating with a baccalaureate major in Biology or Chemistry need to apply to an approved school of medical technology to serve a 12-month internship. Students take the initiative for the application process and Biology and Chemistry faculty will assist and offer support.
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