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Pre-Professional Advising Want to be a part of the healthcare field, but undecided on a major?

From the moment a student considers the U, becoming a competitive applicant to any professional school is about so much more than completing a list of prerequisite classes. It’s about finding that unique matrix of experiences that’s going help each student be the most competitive applicant that each one can be when they hit that submit button for their professional school application. Moran Eye Institute

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At our office, you can: • Meet one-on-one with an advisor to get your questions answered- whether it be about prerequisite courses, University requirements & policies, extracurricular activities, or an application process • Use/checkout materials from our resources library, including information about professional schools & test preparation materials • Get help with editing personal statements & sending letters of recommendation • Schedule a mock interview with an advisor to prepare for an interview at a professional school • And more!

Pre-Medical Physics Huntsman Cancer Institute

University of Utah Hospital

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201 James Fletcher Bldg. 115 South 1400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830 (801) 581-6901

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Dept of Physics & Astronomy University of Utah www.physics.utah.edu www.astro.utah.edu


Thinking About A Career in The Medical Field? We invite you to check out the exciting Pre-Medical Physics program offered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah. This program integrates coursework in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, providing a very broad, but in-depth background in the sciences. The Pre-Medical Physics program meets all course requirements outlined in the University of Utah’s Pre-Medical program, as well as includes an MCAT/DAT preparation course. The curriculum can be customized to prepare students for medical school, dental school, or graduate study in medical physics.

Curriculum Our curriculum was developed in conjunction with faculty from the School of Medicine to provide students with more analytical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques, than found in more traditional pre-medical major programs. These skills are critical for the eventual practice of medicine or dentistry, and are advantageous for entrance into highly competitive post-graduate professional programs. Medical school admission committees are looking for well balanced and diversified students. Graduates from the Pre-Medical Physics program have the highest percentage acceptance rate to medical and dental school of any major on campus.

The curriculum includes all traditional pre-medical and pre-dental coursework, in addition to Physics of the Human Body 1 & 2 (an MCAT/DAT preparation course is included in Physics of the Human Body 2). The program also provides enough flexibility for additional coursework, such as: • Application of Statistics to Health Care • Biophysics • Principles in Biomedical Instrumentation • Medical Informatics • Immunology • Engineering Aspects of Clinical Medicine • Medical Writing • Integrated Approach to Human Physiology

After Graduation Recent graduates of the Pre-Medical Physics program have been accepted into medical and dental schools across the country, including: • Columbia University • George Washington University • Mayo Clinic • Rochester School of Medicine • Saint Louis University • Stanford University • UCLA • Uniformed School of Health Sciences • University of Utah School of Medicine • Wake Forest

Program Advisors The Pre-Medical Physics program is co-directed by Richard Ingebretsen, M.D., Ph.D. and Lynn Higgs. Dr. Ingebretsen is a faculty member in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, as well as in the School of Medicine. He is an emergency room physician and has been a member of the admissions committee at the School of Medicine for nearly a decade. Lynn Higgs is one of the undergraduate advisors for the Department of Physics & Astronomy and admissions coordinator for the Pre-Medical Physics program.

Research Opportunities It is highly beneficial for Pre-Medical students to participate in volunteer work and laboratory research activities whenever possible. With state of the art medical facilities on campus, students have access to the research and volunteer opportunities that medical schools are looking for in applicants. The department has many research assistantship positions available at various times, and there are many summer research programs available.

For more information about the Pre-Medical Physics program at the University of Utah, please contact one of our advisors: Lynn Higgs, (801) 581-7140 Tamara Young, (801) 581-7910 uadvising@physics.utah.edu


Brochure: Pre-Medical Physics Program