Physicians examine patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury or disease. Physicians counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventative health care. Those in private practices may handle or oversee the business aspects of running an office.

Most M.D.'s specialize in medical, surgical, or other specialties. 

The minimum requirement for entry to schools of medicine is three years of college, with most giving preference to those with bachelor's degrees. The program at Gogebic includes the math and science courses necessary for the study of medicine. This program is designed to transfer to universities for bachelor's degree completion.


The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Medicine - 2 years: 

Prefix Course Title Credits
COL 101 College & Transfer Readiness      1
ORI 100 ORI 100 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 102 Biological Diversity 4
CHM 151 Gen. & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 Gen. & Inorganic Chemistry II 5
Humanities Elective 3
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
Social Science Elective 3
BIO 250 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 251 Human Physiology 4
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4

Elements of Physics I and II or


General Physics I and II

BIO 215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 4
Humanities Elective 3
Total Program Credits 71-73

(1)Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree should consult with their advisors and potential transfer institutions about requirements specific to the transfer institution; in some cases the program listed may be modified to accommodate those requirements.

(2)The program listed above assumes appropriate preparedness to begin the courses listed. Some students may need to do remedial coursework before beginning some courses. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for specific course prerequisites.

Humanities: The two required Humanities course must come from two different disciplines, excluding studio and performance classes.

Social Sciences: The two required Social Science courses must come from two different disciplines.

Natural Sciences: The two required Natural Science courses must come from two different disciplines. One must include laboratory experience.

Communications: Students will take one course in English Composition and a second course in English Composition or one course in Communications.

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