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The field of medicine is a noble area of study – and very broad. Choose a career in medicine, and you’re in for a lifetime of medical service to a broad population – a challenging yet rewarding occupation. Quality medical attention is essential to everyone at some point, whether it be due to pregnancy, injury, surgery, therapy, or sickness. You could be the one to provide care or even save someone’s life one day. To begin your journey in medicine, you’ll start with a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State. Recommended majors include biology or chemistry. After that, you’ll be ready to apply for the medical school of your choice, such as the University of Nebraska Medical Center or Creighton. The path to becoming a doctor may be long; however, it will be worth it.

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: This program is set up so you will receive your B.A. or B.S. from WSC, then be ready to move on to graduate work in the medical field.


Suggested courses of study at WSC: Biology, Chemical Sciences, Health Sciences (Life Sciences)


Popular minors: Chemistry, Spanish, Psychology, Public Health


Hours required:
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


School: Natural and Social Sciences


Department: Life Sciences


Grades: C or better needed to enter medical school

Pre-Medicine Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid to help you in your pre-med studies.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Critical thinking
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Data collection/analysis
  • Scientific/clinical research interpretation
  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied biology and chemistry lab skills
  • Molecular biology

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Physician (doctor)
  • Physician assistant
  • Surgeon
  • Surgical technologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Health specialist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical lab technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Genetic scientist
  • Biomedical engineer

Employers

Employers

  • Private practices
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Surgical centers
  • Pediatric clinics
  • Medical research facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Surgical centers
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Medical Research companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Pre-medicine is eligible for RHOP. The only program of its kind in the state of Nebraska, RHOP educates students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. If selected for RHOP, you’ll receive free tuition at Wayne State College and guaranteed admission into the relevant UNMC program.

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career! Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Biology and Chemistry Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and even present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Nebraska Science Bowl and Jr. Academy of Science Fairs, visit area science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

Internships are not required for pre-medicine program at Wayne State College. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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