Investigate natural phenomena in a liberal arts setting. Conduct original research, use sophisticated instrumentation, and develop robust analytical skills. Prepare for a career in the health sciences in a rigorous and supportive scientific community.
About the Program
Medicine/Health Sciences at Mills is a preprofessional program providing in-depth guidance, encouragement, and preparation to students pursuing careers in allopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and other health sciences. A pre-health professions advisor will help you chart an individual path toward your career goal, starting with your choice of major. You’ll select from the following scientific disciplines:
- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Whatever major you choose, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the natural sciences in small, interactive classes. Courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences will teach you skills that are valuable in the modern medical field—the ability to collaborate, work across disciplines, and think creatively. Your professors will get to know you personally and help you develop advanced scientific competencies. You’ll also be encouraged to participate in a vibrant, on-campus undergraduate research program. Off-campus, you’ll secure internships in the San Francisco Bay Area, rich with opportunities in research laboratories, hospitals, and biotech companies.
When you’re ready to start your application to competitive health science professional schools, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from your advisor and encouragement from peers. Your advisor will provide a suggested list of courses you’ll need to take to meet professional school requirements. View our program details for detailed information on the Medicine/Health Sciences program.
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