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Pre-medical Professions Program  

Web Address: http://www.unf.edu/coas/premed

David Waddell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pre-medical Professions Advisor

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 a support program housed within the Department of Biology that serves UNF students with biomedical career interests. Program components include: professional school academic/career advising; program advising by professional academic advisors in the College of Arts & Sciences (for students within that College); workshops and  information sessions on professional school entrance testing, application processes, and interviewing techniques; as well as shadowing/mentoring opportunities with practicing professionals in the community. Students in any major may participate in the Biomedical Program and can be included on the email list by contacting biomedicalprogram@unf.edu.  The Department of Biology, 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 Biomedical Pre-Professional Post-baccalaureate 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.  Information regarding the application process can be found on the
Biomedical Pre-Professionals website.

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 Pre-medical Professions Advisor may make an appointment by email (biomedicalprogram@unf.edu) and should also consult the Biomedical Pre-Professionals website for more information about the program.