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2018-2019 Catalog
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Pre-medical Professions Program  

Web Address:

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  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 ( and should also consult the Biomedical Pre-Professionals website for more information about the program.