(Preparing for) Medicine


Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.S.-T Degree


Faculty and Advising Contacts


Karen Kreutzer

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Linda Kuehnert

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Dave Phippen

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Amar Yahiaoui

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Joyce Fagel

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Program Description 

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing in math, science and engineering programs at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer to fulfill university requirements. While students do not need a specific science degree to enter medical school, the AS-T degree includes many prerequisite course requirements. Students who plan to study a non-science major should consult other major planning guides and may follow the AA-DTA or AA-Individualized Plan degree. For more detailed information on Health Programs visit sccprehealthnotes.wordpress.com.


Medicine — What is it?
Physicians diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. They examine patients, document medical histories, perform medical procedures, interpret tests, prescribe medications and advise patients how to prevent and manage disease. Many physicians practice family medicine, while others work in an area of specialization.

Areas of study in Medicine:

Primary Care, Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Pharmacology, Cardiology, among many others.


Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Doctoral Degree in Medicine?
Many physicians practice family medicine, while others work in medical specialties, conduct research, teach courses, write books, manage medical departments, develop public policy and promote health. The training, duties and salaries are different depending on the area of specialization.

Potential employers include:

Hospitals, Medial Clinics, Universities, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Equipment Companies, World Health Organization, Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations and Private Practice. For more, please visit Career Counseling.


Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. Students can transfer to any college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree before applying to a Medical School.