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Pre-medicine is not a major at Southeast Missouri State University. It is possible to gain preparation for medical school while pursuing any academic major in the university; however, most students find that the preponderance of biology coursework required by medical schools, and for preparation for the MCAT, makes the biomedical sciences option in biology an attractive major. The Biology: Biomedical Sciences option is designed especially for students in the pre-health professions. Students should see the pre-medical advisor during their first semester at Southeast. Medical school admission has been characterized for some years by more applicants than entering students. This trend will certainly continue for some years in the future. As a result, students should realistically prepare themselves for more than one career. Allied elective coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics can broaden career opportunities. A strong background in liberal arts is desirable. Information about the program is available from a pre-medical advisor in the Department of Biology.