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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Medicine

This program pathway is still offered at Red Deer Polytechnic!

To enter this pathway, you can apply to either the University Sciences diploma or Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Your program of application will not affect the transferability of your courses to another institution nor your ability to register in any of the courses you need for your preferred major

Learn more about all Science programs at pathways at RDP.

Bachelor's Degree

2 years at RDP - Apply to U of C or U of A for admission to Med School

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The Program

This program pathway is still offered at Red Deer Polytechnic through the new University Sciences diploma.

The Pre-Medicine program is the first two years of a Bachelor of Science program.

Program Content

You must make sure that you meet admission and minimum course load requirements for the professional program as well as your alternate BSc program.

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217/BIOL 218 (6 credits)
  • CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 or CHEM 351 (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219 (3 credits)
  • PHYS 205 or Option (3 credits)
  • Three Arts or Science options (9 credits)
  • STAT 251 or MATH 202/MATH 203 or MATH 221 (3 credits)
University Transfer Program

Please note that course work for pre-professional programs varies as per university. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are taking correct pre-professional coursework when applying the a University other than specified in the Calendar.

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides.

International Students and Students applying outside of their home province are advised to consult the calendar of the institution to which you will be applying regarding its policy on admitting international and out-of-province students. This may vary between institutions.

Program Admission Features

This program is designed to meet the admission requirements of the Doctor of Medicine programs at both University of Alberta and University of Calgary.

The Pre-Professional Medicine program is a minimum two full years of post-secondary study with some institutions requiring students to complete an undergraduate degree prior to applying. Most students will complete a 4 year Bachelor’s degree before gaining admission. Competitive admission to professional programs requires a high grade point average. You should check with universities to be aware of specific admission requirements.

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