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Preparing for a Career in Medicine

Information for Students Preparing for a Career in Medicine, Physical Therapy & Other Health-Related Professions.

Students interested in a career in medicine or other health-related professions prepare in suggested majors with the help of pre-health advisors. LeTourneau University offers many features that assist our students to succeed, including clinically-related undergraduate research, international travel with global service learning, strong links to the local community of health professionals, and Clinical Issues and Clinical Observation courses that facilitate professional experience. Students from LeTourneau who have applied to health-related graduate schools have had an excellent record of success.

Online resources that you may find helpful include:


Below is a table listing the undergraduate degrees taken to prepare for medical school and many other health-related professions which require graduate school. For more information on each profession and preparing for a career in that field, click on the links. Our goal as pre-health advisors is to come alongside you to enable you to succeed in your chosen vocation.

 

 

 

Profession
Undergraduate degree options most often used (the one in CAPS is most frequently used) Grad school degree Entry test

Medical Doctor

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BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Medicine MCAT

Physical Therapist

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EXERCISE SCIENCE, Biology Doctor of Physical Therapy GRE
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine MCAT
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Podiatry MCAT
Veterinarian BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration Doctor of Veterinary Medicine GRE
Dentist BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Dentistry DAT
Optometrist BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Optometry DAT
Pharmacist CHEMISTRY WITH BIOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION, Biology Doctor of Pharmacy PCAT
Public Health Professional BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration MS or PhD in Public Health GRE
Prosthetist / Orthotist BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGBiology Master of Prosthetics Orthotics GRE
Physical Therapist EXERCISE SCIENCE, Biology Doctor of Physical Therapy GRE
Occupational Therapist EXERCISE SCIENCE, Biology, Psychology Master of Occupational Therapy GRE
Physician's Assistant (PA) BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration Master of Physician's Assistant Studies GRE
Rehabilitation Counselor PSYCHOLOGYBiology Master of Rehabilitation Counseling GRE
Medical Illustrator BIOLOGY, Art MA in Medical Communication GRE
Rehabilitation Engineer BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PhD in Rehabilitation Engineering GRE
Speech Language Pathologist COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, Biology, Exercise Science Doctor of Speech Language Pathology GRE
Clinical Nutritionist BIOLOGY, Chemistry with biology concentration, Chemistry MS in Clinical Nutrition GRE
Radiation Therapist BIOLOGY, PHYSICS MS in Radiation Therapy GRE
Respiration Therapist BIOLOGY, any other degree if one has prerequisites MS in Respiration Therapy GRE
Audiology BIOLOGY, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Audiology GRE

 

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* Please note that pre-health streams are not majors. Rather, pre-health preparation is employed along with our suggested majors to prepare students for graduate school in their chosen field.

Pre-Health-Related Degree Programs at LeTourneau University


For more information about preparing for a health-related career, contact:

Karen L. Rispin

Associate Professor of Biology
Advisor for the Health Professions
Faculty Advisor for Wheels Project

Phone: (903) 233-3352
E-mail: KarenRispin@letu.edu

 

 

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