We offer academic majors that provide a path to medical school.
Prepare for medical school at OSU-Cascades. Students can apply to medical school with any major as long as they also complete required coursework in the sciences and mathematics. OSU pre-medicine and allied health professions programs provide extensive resources to support students through all aspects of their preparation and application.
Pre-med Advisor at OSU-Cascades: Kaely Horton
Allied health professionals are considered independent practitioners. These professionals provide therapeutic treatment and diagnostic procedures, and work in conjunction with physicians.
The most common allied health careers for OSU-Cascades Kinesiology students are athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, nursing and physician assistant. OSU-Cascades is home to the only public university Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the state. For more detailed information about allied health careers, visit the OSU CPHHS pre-health professions page.
Pre-med students at OSU have the opportunity to combine a major they are passionate about with specialized premedical training and resources that will enable them to succeed in the MCAT. Learn how you can begin preparing for medical school from day one at OSU:
OSU College of Science Pre-Med Preparation
OSU College of Science Pre-Med Guide
OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences Pre-Med Information
In addition to coursework, several other components are important to the medical school application. Students interested in attending medical school should meet with the OSU-Cascades pre-med advisor, Kaely Horton, toward the end of their first year (or as soon as possible) to learn about and prepare for the application process.
Mia Bagaric didn’t picture her pre-med biology undergraduate track including a chance to join groundbreaking walrus research. But that’s the kind of hands-on work we encourage. She joined researcher Heather Broughton on a collaboration with Alaska Native communities of the Eskimo Walrus Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study walrus health and immunity. By analyzing tiny samples of muscle, blubber, immune cells and fecal matter, Mia saw beyond the micropscopic and gained a wider view of the world.