What you'll learn in Pre-Med studies at UW-Platteville

Prepare to play an essential role in the dynamic medical field and healthcare industry by pursuing the Pre-Medicine program through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Biology. Pre-med students study the introductory steps to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disease in patients while preparing for higher level courses in medical school. By starting with your core pre-med courses as an undergraduate, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore specializations in many areas of the medical field.

Outside of your pre-med classes, you can build on your experience through student clubs and organizations, or undergraduate research. Plus, we offer a wide variety of campus support programs like STEM Living Learning Communities, mentoring, and others that allow you to create a student experience unique to you and your goals.

Careers in medicine

Students who choose pre-med programs in their undergraduate educations typically know they want to continue learning and, ultimately, pursue careers in the medical and healthcare fields. Good pre-med schools provide the foundational knowledge aspiring medical professionals need to succeed in a variety of careers after medical school. However, there are certain types of roles you will qualify for with an undergraduate degree in pre-medicine, including technology- and research-related roles. 

Some of the many careers you may consider include:

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical specialist
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forensic science technician
  • Health services director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical device sales
  • Medical scientist
  • Medical technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopedic technician
  • Orthopedist
  • Patient advocate
  • Pediatrician
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Research scientist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Sonographer
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian

As you can see, there is tremendous variety in careers in the medical and healthcare fields. Whether you want to specialize in a particular area of medicine or work as a healthcare generalist, you will be making a difference in the lives of people in your community.

Discover by doing

Not all pre-med schools are equal. Students at UW-Platteville have access to multiple experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Complete internships, tackle research projects, attend university events, and more, where you can apply and solidify what you learn.

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