The rewards of being a doctor, dentist, or veterinarian include the chance to make a difference in the lives of people and in your community. The appreciation and esteem that come from making a difference can be enormous and deeply gratifying. The continued expansion of the healthcare industry and advances in biomedical science will provide ample opportunities for rewarding medical careers in the decades to come.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Wages of physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations. According to the Medical Group Management Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey, median total compensation for physicians varied by their type of practice. In 2010, physicians practicing primary care received total median annual compensation of $202,392, and physicians practicing in medical specialties received total median annual compensation of $356,885.”*
Why University of the Sciences Should Be Your First Choice
- An acceptance rate into medical school that historically has been nearly twice the national average, and dental and veterinary school acceptance rates that are also very high.
- BS degree programs that provide excellent preparation for medical school. The prerequisite courses for medical school are included in the curricula of most of our majors or may be taken as electives. You may choose to begin your studies in a specific major or you may enter as an undeclared—pre-medical option student and choose your major during your first or second year.
- Availability of dual BS/professional degree program options for qualified students, providing you streamlined admission to professional schools of medicine.
- Personal guidance and mentoring, preparing you for the medical school application and entry process.
- Hands-on research, as early as your first year, so you are ready for the rigors of medical school.
- Ability to tailor your education to your interests with opportunities to pursue a double science degree or to combine a basic science degree with a professional one.
- More than 100 hospitals and 150 research laboratories located near the campus, offering valuable work experience.
- Highly educated faculty members who are respected, involved members of the medical and scientific community and who have numerous professional connections with medical schools.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Physicians and Surgeons, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm#tab-5 (visited Oct. 15, 2012.)