Pre-Medicine

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

West Virginia University does not offer a Pre-Medicine major at the baccalaureate level. Students contemplating application to a School of Medicine at West Virginia University or elsewhere must first obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Students seeking to become a M.D. should major in biology, since the program incorporates course requirements essential for admittance to medical school.

Students are selectively admitted to any medical school and final acceptance is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all requirements imposed by the professional school in question.

A faculty member familiar with the admissions requirements of medical schools is assigned to advise Pre-Medicine students. For further information, students should consult the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center catalog.

Students who are considering further education and a career in medicine or other health sciences fields should review the variety of pre-professional programs available at Potomac State College. These include Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medical Laboratory Science, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy. Each of these careers has different educational requirements beyond the A.A. level.