Pre-Health Sciences : Pre-Medicine/Physician Asst
Why study Pre-Health Sciences : Pre-Medicine/Physician Asst?
Clermont College offers a Pre-Health Science program that provides students with the appropriate course work to transition to either the Pre-Medicine or Pre-Physician Assistant Training track within the College of Allied Health Sciences at University of Cincinnati Clifton campus. The Health Sciences Pre-Physician Assistant is one of very few that gives you focused preparation for physician assistant school, while continuation into the Pre-Medicine program specifically prepares students for entry into graduate level medicine, pharmacy, chiropractic, podiatry, dental, and optometry programs.
The associates degree program provides students with a comprehensive background in the basic sciences which is then combined with combined with applied studies in exercise physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology, biochemistry, cell biology and microbiology puts you in an excellent position to be a competitive candidate.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first-year student, you will complete an English assessment and a mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These assessments do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete these assessments before you register for English or mathematics courses.
As a transfer or transition student, an Academic Advisor will determine if any English or mathematics assessment is necessary due to previous standardized tests (ACT/SAT) or coursework.
Medical school is the most common career goal for students in the Pre-Health Sciences – Medicine track.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for physicians and surgeons is expected to grow 3% by 2030 and the current median pay is $208,000 per year.
Students in the Pre-Physician Assistant track generally seek a career as a physician assistant.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for physician assistants is expected to grow 31% by 2028 (much faster than the national average) and the current median pay is $115,390 per year.
Physicians, Surgeons and Physician Assistants work with people across the lifespans and generally work in:
- Physicians’ Offices
If you decide not to pursue a medical degree or one for the physician assistant, you will be prepared for a variety of other graduate programs, certifications and employment opportunities.
- Graduate Education Opportunities
- Medical School (MD)
- Osteopathic Medical School (DO)
- Physician Assistant School (PA-C)
- Chiropractic School (DC)
- Optometry School (OD)
- Pharmacy School
- Dental School (DDS or DMD)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs
- Athletic Training Programs
Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience. We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals. Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 513-558-8317 to schedule an appointment.
UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. Services are available on-campus Monday-Friday from 9-2 or virtually Monday-Thursday 9-8 and Friday 9-4.
Academic Writing Center (AWC) - The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit a paper online for feedback within 48 hours.
Math & Science Support Center (MASS) - The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group study sessions.
Peer Tutoring - Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 200 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.
Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches work with students on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.
Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When students RSVP for a workshop, they will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.
Pre-College Math Tutoring - Pre-College Math Tutoring Services helps students succeed in Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Group study sessions, individual tutoring or email tutoring are available. Information is provided in the course syllabus to help guide students to the study group sessions for that course. Math Learning Resources by math topic that include short instructional videos and worksheets are available on the UC Clermont Learning Commons website.
Preparatory Composition – Students enrolled in UC Clermont Preparatory English (ENGL0099) courses have dedicated support from professional tutors. Information about these services and how to connect with the tutor is included in the course syllabus.
Math for Science Students Workshop – Designed for students enrolled in entry-level biology and chemistry courses, these workshops cover foundational math concepts that students need to success in their science courses. The synchronous online workshops are led by a UC Clermont professional tutor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop repeats each week starting the week before classes begin and continuing through week 3 of the semester.
Math Placement Test Workshop - Offered to prospective and current UC students who want to brush up on their math skills before taking the Math Placement Test. The free synchronous online workshop is led by a UC Clermont professional tutor. The three-week workshop series is offered monthly except in January. It is recommended that students sign up for all three weeks to get the maximum benefit from these workshops.
In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:
- Complete all required course work and program requirements.
- Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
- Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- Meet the college's residency requirement of 20 semester credit hours.
- File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.
We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the appropriate assessments prior to enrolling.
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
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