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(Science/Mathematics Division)

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Associate of Science (Transfer)
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Who is this program for?

Pre-medicine is a curricular for students who plan to enter a medical school program.

What is this program about?

The courses recommended in the pre-medicine program are designed to give the student a firm foundation in the sciences. The pre-medicine major at Darton College serves the role of a preparatory major for a four year degree. Completion of the pre-medical program typically takes two years of study. After successful completion of the program students generally complete a four year undergraduate degree in biology or chemistry. After completion of a four year degree students enter medical school. The two years of study at the associate of science degree level (approximately 70 semester hours) may include courses such as; General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Physics, Calculus, English Composition, Speech, Humanities Electives, Economics, Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives, and other electives.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele Yes
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 Yes
Online Yes

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only No
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student.

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

There are two types of physicians: M.D.—Doctor of Medicine—and D.O.—Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. While both M.D.s and D.O.s may use all accepted methods of treatment, including drugs and surgery, D.O.s place special emphasis on the body’s musculoskeletal system, preventive medicine, and holistic patient care. Physicians work in one or more of several specialties, including, but not limited to, anesthesiology, family and general medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and surgery. According to the U. S. Department of Labor, in 2000, physician employment is expected to grow about 10 to 20 percent by 2010. Although salaries vary widely by selected specialty, the range for a first year graduate is typically grater than $150,000.

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Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
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