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Catalog 2013-2014
College of Arts and Sciences

Biomedical Program  

Phone: (904) 620-2827
Web Address:


Judith D. Ochrietor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Program Director


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Biomedical Program for pre-professional students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, medical physics, podiatry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, or laboratory research. The Biomedical Program is housed within the Department of Biological Sciences and serves students with biomedical career interests as they pursue their career goals.  \Program components include: professional school academic advising by a UNF faculty member; program advising by professional academic advisors in the College of Arts & Sciences; special information services on professional school entrance testing, application processes, and interviewing techniques; and shadowing/mentoring opportunities with practicing professionals in the community. Students in any major may participate in the Biomedical Program. The Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Physics each offer tracks within their degree programs that facilitate completion of the necessary courses required for entry into post-graduate health profession programs while students complete their UNF degree.

A Pre-Med Certificate program is available to post-baccalaureate students who wish to apply to medical professional schools for the first time. This program is designed for recent graduates with a degree in a non-science field. Features of the certificate program include all appropriate undergraduate course work, opportunities for advanced course work at UNF, and access to all of the Biomedical Pre-Professional Program components described above.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Biomedical Pre-Professionals Club. This service organization  provides peer support and volunteer activities for interested students. Students interested in meeting with the Biomedical Program Director may make an appointment by email ( and should also consult the
Biomedical Pre-Professionals website for more details about the program.