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Comparative Anatomy

Explore the use of homology and cladistics to recover phylogenies and to understand the evolution of anatomical features of vertebrates. The function, form, and biodiversity of chordates with emphasis on vertebrates are discussed. Laboratory.

Pre-medical preparation is both challenging and exciting.  Here at Alma College your liberal arts education will provide you with the opportunity to obtain the essential academic competencies needed to be successful in medical school. 

Each major available at Alma offers many strengths in their approach to medicine – this means that you have the freedom to choose the major that matches your particular academic interest or career goals.  Many students interested in medical school opt for a major in Biology, Chemistry, Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences, Biochemistry, or even Psychology.  However, medical schools are encouraging any student, regardless of major, to consider the strengths that they could bring to a career in medicine.  At Alma, this opportunity is available to all students!

Here at Alma faculty are your advisors which allows you to get expert guidance regarding courses, research projects, study abroad and co-curricular activities.  Some of the resources available include academic advising and tutoring, volunteer opportunities at local medical facilities, and research opportunities with faculty. 

For more information regarding a Career in Medicine visit the following sites:

 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)


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