Pre-Medicine

The medical profession consists of men and women called doctors or physicians. Their work involves the prevention, detection and treatment of disease as well as the repair of injuries. To become a doctor, a person must study for a minimum of seven years following high school graduation. This usually includes four years of college followed by three years of medical school, which is usually part of a large university. Most medical schools today recommend that students complete a baccalaureate program prior to entering a college of medicine.  In medical school a student learns the wide variety of sciences and techniques a doctor must know, including basic medical sciences and clinical medicine. The medical sciences involve learning the normal structure and function of the human body and how they are altered by disease. A yearlong internship in a teaching hospital follows graduation from medical school. This is required to receive a license as a practicing physician. After the year of internship, most doctors go into residency training for an additional three to seven years to become specialists.  Students who have not decided for sure to which college of medicine they are going to apply should pursue a rigorous science program while attending Iowa Central Community College. 

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-210 Calculus I
4.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 20.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
CHM-261 Organic Chemistry I
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHM-271 Organic Chemistry II
4.0
PHY-172 College Physics II
4.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 70.0

*Suggested High School courses are:
Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Advanced Math, Trigonometry, Calculus

Instructors

Jenny Shivers 515-574-1292 shivers@iowacentral.edu Associate
Tracy Crippin-Haake 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu Associate
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt 515-574-1246 lachelt@iowacentral.edu Instructor
Jennifer Condon 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu Dean