Faculty members of Holy Family University’s new Pre-Med track held an informative evening exploring the possibilities of the program, including conversations with esteemed alumni, on September 9 at The Farm and Fisherman Tavern Market.
Dr. Chris Carbone, Assistant Professor of Biology, talked students through the Pre-Med blueprint, MCAT plan, course review, CV and personal statement assistance, on-campus clubs, research opportunities, and hospital shadowing opportunities.
The event featured both live and pre-packaged video messages from local doctors and committee members, including Dr. Bushra Malik, Dr. Gerald Wydro ’90, Dr. Marlapudi Prem, Dr. Lynda Micikas, Dr. Shelly Robbins, Dr. Keith Lafferty ’89, Piotr Kopinski ’11, and Rachel Dillinger ’14.
The Pre-Med track at Holy Family is based on a curriculum that prepares students for careers in the health professions with the knowledge of fundamental concepts in the biological, biochemical, chemical, physical and social, and behavioral sciences. This curriculum incorporates the core set of prerequisite course required by most medical programs with additional courses recommended by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). In addition, this track includes targeted classes in the social and behavioral sciences to prepare students for the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).