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Pre-Medicine, Pre-Bachelor

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University rank #121 (QS) Los Angeles, CA, United States
Medicine is both an art and science. A physician’s responsibilities cover a wide range of functions in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease, including caring for patients with both acute and chronic conditions and promoting preventative approaches involving substantial patient education.
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These include diagnosing disease, supervising the care of patients, prescribing medications & other treatments, and participating in the improved delivery of health care. Admission to medical school is highly competitive.

A degree in medicine requires four years of academic study of which two years are dedicated to the sciences and two years to clinical rotations. 

Upon graduation, students enter residency programs that can last three to eight years depending on the medical specialty you choose to pursue. 

Training in family practice, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics can take three years; general surgery requires five years; and subspecialty training in disciplines such as plastic or neurological surgery may involve another two or three years.

The mission of the Office of Pre-Health Advisement, within the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, supports the overall mission and objectives of the University of Southern California, particularly its commitment to health care education and training of health care professionals for the 21st century and beyond.

The Office of Pre-Health Advisement exists to serve all current students, alumni, and post-baccalaureates of the University of Southern California who are interested in pursuing a career within the health professions. 

Our pre-health advisors are committed to providing an array of student-centered advisement services and support tools tailored to meet the individual needs, interests, and goals of pre-health students. 

We value a sense of community, meaningful relationships with students, staff and faculty, academic excellence, leadership, wellness, and learning through community service, clinical exposure, laboratory research, and campus organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Submit Primary Application

  • Identifying Information
  • Schools Attended
  • Biographic Information
  • Course Work
  • Work/Activities
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical Schools
  • Personal Statement
  • Standardized Tests
Supplemetal (Secondary) Applications
  • Additional biographic information
  • Short answer statements and essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Application fees
Admissions Interviews

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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