After completing this program, students should be able to:
- Apply the fundamental concepts in the core areas of biomedical sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, biostatistics and public health.
- Demonstrate the appropriate didactic knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills needed to be competitive for acceptance into graduate and professional schools and/or for careers in the health care field.
- Apply proper methods for performing scientific research, a wide range of analytical and laboratory skills, a critical evaluation of the scientific literature as it applies to contemporary health care issues, while developing the initiative for and an awareness of the need for life-long learning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the mind-body interaction and an appreciation for the impact that socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and spiritual factors have on the health and well-being of the individual.
- Demonstrate a differentiated understanding of ethical, moral and legal standards as well as recognize the dignity of the individual by building tolerance, compassion and cultural humility.