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How to Study Science

The ability to study science well is key as you prepare for and take the prerequisites. Please see below for helpful links:


Professional Orginization Links

  • Allopathic Medicine (M.D.): The Association of American Medical Colleges ( AAMC)
    • Aspiring Docs is a service provided by AAMC to give students resources and inspiration as they prepare for medical school (top resources include facts sheet for preparing to apply, post-baccalaureate premed programs, medical school admissions requirements, and inspiring stories).
  • Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.): The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
  • Physician Assistant: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Dentistry: American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • Pharmacy: The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Optometry: The American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Physical Therapy: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Veterinary: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)


  • Future Physician Assistant’s: one of our alumni, Chase has a very informative blog that you can check out for information regarding scholarships, prerequisites, and other information from his journey to become a PA.