Medicine

University of Jamestown offers pre-professional preparation for a number of health-related fields including medicine. Traditionally, more than 85 percent of our science (biology and chemistry) majors pursue further study or professional degrees in the health professions, graduate research, or teaching.

Medicine

Most American medical colleges select for admission only those applicants with a four-year college degree and prefer students with a well-rounded liberal arts education. University of Jamestown students historically have received excellent preparation for successful performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The key to this success is the availability of our instructors to help students. Students’ scholastic achievements and their successful attainment of career goals are of utmost importance to our faculty.

The majority of University of Jamestown pre-med students choose to major in either biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. A major in a different area may be satisfactory as long as the necessary pre-requisites are chosen in consultation with one’s adcademic advisor. It should be noted that the first two years of medical school consist of intensive coursework in biology and chemistry.

Program Strengths

As a pre-medicine student at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • faculty whose main focus is teaching
  • small class sizes assuring personal attention from instructors
  • advisers who are informed about the requirements and opportunities in pre-professional areas
  • a strong emphasis on the liberal arts, which will prepare you for medical school
  • many organizations and activities providing opportunities to develop non-academic skills while pursuing your professional goals

 

Recent graduate and professional school placement include the following:

  • Dartmouth University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • University of Alberta
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
Courses and Requirements outline the specific coursework for this major. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jensen-Bruce
Bruce Jensen, PhDProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin; BS, Biology, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Introduction to Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Biology

Email:jensen@jc.edu
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Carl Steffan, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Iowa State University
Teaches: Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

Email:steffan@jc.edu
coyleMargi A. Marguerite Coyle, PhDAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Biology, University of ND; MS, Biology, University of ND; BA, Geology, Wittenberg University
Teaches: Intro to Biology, Ecology, Biology Seminar, Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology of Man & Nature

Email:acoyle@jc.edu
Solensky-Michelle Michelle Solensky, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Teaches: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology, and Animal Behavior

Email:msolensk@jc.edu
Amarro-Anthony Anthony Amaro, PhDAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of California, Davis
Teaches: Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry

Email:aamaro@jc.edu
Mika Thorlakson Mika Thorlakson, DCAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Email:mthorlak@jc.edu
Ault-Cindy Cindy Ault, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Microbiology, Medical Terminology, Human Parasitology, Immunology, and Chemistry for Health Science

Email:cault@jc.edu
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