Clinical Professions Major Overview
The Florida State University College of Medicine’s goal is to educate and develop exemplary physicians who practice patient-centered health care, discover and advance knowledge, and are responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority, and underserved populations. The IMS degree program expands and develops the solid science foundation needed to apply to medical school, dental school, physician assistant programs, and a number of other healthcare professions that require post baccalaureate training.
The Clinical Professions major allows students to benefit from choosing a rigorous science core that complements their experiential service learning seminars and capstone course experience.
This major provides a great deal of flexibility in choosing upper division electives that match student interests.
In addition to completion of the Core Requirements, the following requirements apply:
1) Completion of a minimum of 33 hours of approved upper-division coursework with grades of C- or higher. At least 20 of the 33 hours must be taken at FSU.
2) Students in the Pre-health Professions Major must take at least 2 approved upper-division courses in a non-science area.
3) Completion of the IMS Experiential Service Learning Seminar sequence and Senior Capstone course with project.
4) A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all coursework.
The Clinical Professions Major Curriculum Sheet details the requirements for the major.
The Clinical Professions major requires a rigorous science core curriculum. The Core Requirements include the pre-requisites for advanced professional training and as such those for medicine and various health professions.
Students must complete 33 hours of electives from the approved list with at least 2 upper level science courses and 2 upper level courses not in physical or biological sciences.
See the Clinical Professions Major Curriculum Sheet for required courses.
The courses approved for the IMS Upper Division Electives are offered by our partnered colleges across FSU that are related to health and may be pre-requisites for professional health schools. All students in athe IMS B.S. Degree Program must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of upper-division science electives and a minimum of 6 credit hours of non-science upper division electives. The list of approved upper division are available for downloading under Resources.
NOTE: Many of the core and upper level courses in the IMS degree have pre-requisites. Pre-calculus, trigonometry, and general psychology are recommended as they are pre-requisite courses for many of the IMS core and major course requirements.
Prerequisites/corequisites: Students are responsible for completing the pre-requisites or co-requisites required for courses in which you enroll. Some departments will drop you from a course if you do not have the required pre-requisite. However, your failure to have completed appropriate pre-requisites is not justification for you to request a course drop outside the normal procedures for course drops.
Healthcare of Floridians: The College of Medicine recommends proficiency in Spanish through the intermediate level (2220) or sign language through the advanced (2614 or equivalent) level.
The Clinical Professions Academic Map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years.
Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.