Health Professions Advising and Transfer

Plan out the next steps in your health professions career at Montgomery College — all the way through to a doctorate program.

Dentists take care of patient's oral care, which includes the teeth, gums, and diet as it affects the health of the mouth. It is more than brushing teeth or filling cavities. Dentists teach patients how to take care of their teeth and gums and related parts of the mouth.

At Montgomery College, there is no pre-dental major. See the pre-medicine/physician section on this page to learn more about starting your path to dental school at MC.

Resources to help you learn about careers in dentistry:

Talk to the dental advisor:
Dr. Jeff Chyatte
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
240-567-1453
Jeff.Chyatte@montgomerycollege.edu

Dieticians and nutritionists work to help people understand how food can promote health and wellness.  They advise people on which foods will lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Resources to help you learn about careers in diet and nutrition:

Occupational Therapists help people manage every day activities after the patients are injured, sick, or disabled.  The therapist helps patients recover and gain the skills they need to get by day-to-day.

Resources to help you learn about careers in occupational therapy:

Pharmacists' primary job is to safely dispense prescription medicines. Part of that job is making sure patients understand the safe use of their medications as well as making sure new prescriptions don't have a negative reaction with existing medicines. In some cases, pharmacists also run health screenings and provide immunizations.

The State of Maryland has two public pharmacy schools,

  1. University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy (UMB)new windowUMB’s program is offered in downtown Baltimore and admits students as FALL Entrance only. 
  2. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES)new window, Princess Ann, MD (near Salisbury). Students may apply to most Pharmacy Schools after the completion of 65-89 credits (varies by school). Pharmacy schools require that students submit scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test ( PCAT). 

This chart (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  compares the requirements of three relatively nearby schools, UMBnew window, Howard Universitynew window, and Shenandoah Universitynew window, VA. If you are planning to apply to more than one school (always a good idea), then finding courses that are common to all three schools may help you prepare. Note this new offering: Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore) programnew window; however, Notre Dame of Maryland states in requirements that they will not accept BIOL 212 & 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology if taken at a community college.

UMB - School of Pharmacy Key Facts Sheet states that 80% of admitted students had an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree or higher. 

Grade Point Calculation for Pharmacy Schools

Most Pharmacy Schools use the PHARMCASnew window Pharmacy School Application Service.  PHARMCAS calculates overall grade point averages (GPA's) based on transcripts submitted from all colleges attended.  PHARMCAS does not use a school's repeat policy to calculate a GPA - all grades earned in courses are averaged together.  This means that although Montgomery College has a Freshman Forgiveness policy that allows you to replace a first low grade with a higher grade when you repeat a class, your GPA for Pharmacy Schools will usually include all grades earned in a course.   Some schools request two GPA's, your overall GPA and a separate Science GPA.  

If you transfer to a four-year university, your community college GPA is still a vital part of your record.  Professional schools will calculate your overall GPA by averaging your community college GPA AND the university GPA into one combined number.

How to calculate your GPA adding back in repeated grades: Look at your transcript and count up all grades and credits earned, not just those that are "excluded" as repeated classes.  Make a chart with a column each for  A / B / C / D / F and under each grade, count the number of credits earned for each grade.  Enter all of the totals in a GPA Calculator websitenew window.

What if You Find Science Courses to be Overly Challenging?   

Some general advice from a recently admitted pharmacy student for students who are applying to pharmacy schools or who are considering doing so in the future:

  • Make sure you want to go into pharmacy before you apply. While being a pharmacist might not be the job for the rest of your life, pursuing your PharmD is a big commitment. It is best to find out if it suits you for now through volunteer or employment in the field.
  • Even though it's going to be competitive to get in, don't psych yourself out. Be organized and prepared for the process.  Create folders for each school; check off classes as you take them. Organization is key so you don't miss deadlines.
  • Also, get experience. Some of my friends experienced difficult interviews because they lacked pharmacy-related experience.  As far as I'm concerned, there's no reason to apply unless you have experience in the field. Be flexible. There are a number of options you can pursue with your PharmD. Just try out at least one aspect of the field as a volunteer or paid, part time intern/employee before you apply. You have to take it seriously going into the field because people are going to count on you for their health.

Visit the following websites for more information:

Resources to help you learn about careers in pharmacy:

Physical Therapists (PT) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. The main goal of a PT is to return the patient to their full functioning independence.

Physical Therapists (PT) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. The main goal of a PT is to return the patient to their full functioning independence.

Educational Requirements

Student complete a bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university and then apply for admission to a professional school to complete Master’s or Doctoral professional coursework, which includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical education.   

The requirements of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Physical Therapy are typical of most programs.  UMB requires completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)new window, Educational Testing Service (ETS)  as well as recommendations from:  - A licensed physical therapist, - A community service experience, - An academic source.  UMB also requires the following:

  • Physical Therapy Experience - All applicants must complete a minimum of 100 hours observing the practice of physical therapy. The admissions committee strongly recommends that you complete as many hours as possible prior to submitting the application for admission. Applicants are encouraged to observe the practice of physical therapy in different clinical settings (acute care, rehab and out-patient).
  • Community Service - Acceptable service includes participation in cultural and faith-based groups, college and university clubs or national, regional, state, or local organizations.
  • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification - The CPR certification must include infant, child and adult resuscitation. Both CPR and First Aid must be complete prior to enrolling in the DPT program.

Admission to professional schools is very competitive. Contact professional programs for most current requirements. Nearby schools offering PT listed are below.  NOTE:  Most schools do not have a "Pre-Physical Therapy" major.  Students usually select a major that will allow them to take recommended courses below.  Exercise Science or Kinesiology majors most closely align with PT prerequisites.

The following are prerequisite courses typically required by Physical Therapy programs:

  • General Biology  BIOL 150 & 151
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology     BIOL 212 & 213
  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry  CHEM 131 & 132
  • General Physics I and II     PHYS 203 & 204
  • Introduction to Psychology   PSYC 102
  • English Composition   ENGL 101 & 102
  • Statistics   MATH 117
  • Also often required, a College Algebra with Applications - closest match at Montgomery College:  MATH 165 Precalculus

Professional School Programs for Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy 

Check each school for a list of courses required for admission:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)new window: This association provides a description of the profession and links to physical therapy resources on the Internet.

What can students do to enhance their chances of admission to a PT program?

Candidates should have a high overall grade point average (GPA) and a high GPA in prerequisite course work. Admission officers also look favorably on an applicant's volunteer experience as a physical therapy aide, letters of recommendation from physical therapists or science teachers, and excellent writing and interpersonal skills. The physical therapist education program is a full-time commitment.

How do you compare to other candidates?  

The following is a list of GPA's of admitted students at various PT Schools:

 

Physical Therapy Schools – MD & VA – minimum accepted GPA
School Minimum GPA Average GPA of Accepted Students
School - MD    
University of Maryland – Eastern Shore  3.0 3.25
University of Maryland - Baltimore  3.0   3.6
     
School – VA    
Emory & Henry College 3.0 3.4
Hampton University 3.0 3.2 
Lynchburg College 3.0 3.4 
Marymount University 3.0 3.33
Old Dominion University 3.0 3.59 
Radford University 3.25 3.55
Shenandoah University  2.8 3.42

Is the physical therapist assistant program (PTA) a stepping-stone to a physical therapist program? 

No. The physical therapist assistant curriculum differs from that of the physical therapist, and it does not provide the needed prerequisites required for physical therapist education.  

What's the difference between a physical therapist (PT) and a physical therapist assistant (PTA)? 

Montgomery College's program for students who wish to become a Physical Therapist Assistant is a career track designed to prepare students for immediate employment.  It is not a transfer track for students who wish to go on and become a Physical Therapist.  For many students, however, the career of PTA is in demand, rewarding and offers a faster path to employment in the field of physical therapy.  PTA Career Information: http://www.apta.org/PTACareers/New Link

Learn more about starting your path to careers in physical therapy at MC.

Resources to help you learn about careers in physical therapy:

Talk to the physical therapy advisor:
Professor Alex Micich
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
240-567-1347
Alex.Micich@montgomerycollege.edu

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat patients. Physicians examine patients and can prescribe medications if necessary. Physicians also track and educate patients about the patient's overall wellness, including ordering diagnostic tests, diet, and preventative care. Surgeons operate on patients. They may be treating injuries or diseases.

At Montgomery College, there is no pre-medical major. Students who want to start their path to medical or dental school at a community college need to create a personal road map and follow it carefully in the first semesters of attendance.  An important step is to identify the four-year school or schools to which you intend to transfer, and then follow pre-medical/pre-dental advising committee recommendations offered by those four-year institutions.

Four-year schools typically have a Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Advising Committee made up of faculty members in the sciences who offer guidance throughout a student's four years of study.   Without a similar committee at the community college, you can still get general advice from professors and counselors; however, understanding the expectations of your next school where you will earn a bachelor's degree is a must.

Here are basic points drawn from several Maryland transfer institutions:

Search thoroughly through the Pre-Med Advising Sites on each transfer school of interest for advice.Look for answers to these myths from Cornell University:
  • Myth: It will “look better” to medical schools if I double major or add another minor.
  • Myth: A high GPA will make up for a low MCAT score or vice versa.
  • Myth: I can take challenging courses over the summer or plan light semesters to maintain a high GPA.
  • Myth: It doesn’t matter when I get clinical experience. I can do this right before I apply.
  • Myth: If I am driven enough, I will be admitted to medical school one day.
This advising page will either inspire you or scare you completely - either way, take two aspirin and start working with an advisor or a science professor to develop your plan!

At Montgomery College, there is no "Pre-Medicine" (or pre-dental/Pre-Veterinary) major.  Students typically follow the Life Sciences Associate of Science degree prior to transfer.  Students seek Pre-Med advising from both science professors and counselors.  

Students who want to apply to medical or dental school must first complete a four-year Bachelor's degree.  Most four-year colleges and universities also do not have a "Pre-Med" major - instead, schools will work with students to choose a major that best fits their interests and academic strengths.

Majors at the University-Level - Sample advice from UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County):  

"UMBC Pre-Med/Pre-Dental students declare various majors. Most of these students naturally are attracted to the sciences and decide to major accordingly, although majoring in the sciences is not required for medical or dental school. Any major is acceptable for medical or dental school or the other professional areas that fall under The Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office (pre-medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine). Students should follow their individual passions while aligning their choices with their academic strengths and abilities. About 70% of pre-meds, pre-dental, pre-podiatry, pre-optometry, and pre-vet students are biology majors, followed by 25% biochemistry majors, while the rest fall under Psychology and other myriad choices such as Math, English Literature, Info. Systems, Engineering, Music, etc. Maintaining an excellent academic record is crucial, UMBC's accepted students are averaging 3.7 overall GPA’s and 3.7 science GPA’s."

UMBC Pre-Health Professions Website new windowRecommends:

Most medical schools require a minimum of:

  • 8 credits of biology laboratory courses (Principles of Biology & one other BIOL)
  • 8 credits of inorganic/general chemistry with labs (CHEM 1 & II) 
  • 8 credits of organic chemistry with labs (CHEM Organic I & II)
  • 8 credits of physics with accompanying labs
  • 3 credits of Calculus
  • 6 credits of English composition and/or literature courses

A few medical schools (5 out of 132) require two semesters of Calculus, while most others require one semester of Calculus or two semesters of College Mathematics.

Given the variability of requirements, UMBC students should complete at least two semesters of college-level mathematics, Calculus & 1 other. 
Several medical schools (15 out of 32) require 3.0 credits of Biochemistry – it is recommended.

For students who choose a Biology major, UMBC recommends the Biological Sciences Bachelor of Arts (BA) over the Biol. Sci. Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

University of Maryland, College Park Pre-Health Professions Websitenew window recommends:

BIOLOGY

  • 8-12 credits with lab
  • Biology I: Principles, Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Recommended: Microbiology and Mammalian Physiology

CHEMISTRY

  • 8 credits inorganic with lab 
  • 8 credits organic with lab
  • 3 credits biochemistry
  • MATH 3 credits
  • Calculus I
  • Recommended/Required at some schools: Calculus II or Statistics

PHYSICS

  • 8 credits with lab
  • ENGLISH 6 credits
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES 6 cr. Recommended: 
  • Psychology: PSYC 100
    Sociology: SOCY 100

Johns Hopkins University Pre-Health Professions Website (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  recommends:

  • 2 courses in general (inorganic) chemistry
  • 2 courses in organic chemistry
  • 2 courses in biology intro or advanced level
  • 1 course in biochemistry
  • 2 courses in mathematics  (calculus intro-level course in statistics)
  • • 2 courses that emphasize English and/or writing
  • • 2 courses that emphasize social and behavioral sciences principles

There are very different opinions about this, depending on which medical or dental school site you consult.  While some schools now state that they accept community college credits earned in sciences, there still may be a perception that second-level science courses beyond Principles of Biology and Principles of Chemistry I & II should be taken at a university level.  This is not to say that community college courses are less difficult, but some medical and many dental schools still prefer to see courses like Organic Chemistry, Microbiology and Genetics taken at a university level. If you can afford to make a transfer to a university after completing basics in Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus, you may want to consider it.  Research this for yourself.  

Your choice of a major may make the decision for you.  If you choose a major that doesn't include 300- and 400-level sciences (for example, liberal arts majors like history and English, or psychology, business or information systems), then taking sciences at a university level is important.  If you pursue a biological science, biochemistry or chemistry major, you will continue to take intensive sciences in the junior and senior year.

This is a very important decision.  Consult a Pre-Med Adviser at your possible transfer school(s) for an opinion.  

Many schools have a Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Advising Committee made up of faculty who will write a Committee Letter of Recommendation for you.  The University of Maryland, College Park and UMBC are two Maryland schools where students can request a Committee Letter.  (See the full chart below).  Committee Letters of Recommendation are usually considered more persuasive in the application process because it indicates that you have a coordinated team of faculty members who have worked with you on application.

Students at a four-year school often apply to medical schools between the junior and senior year of college.  Some universities require that you take a minimum number of science courses at the university level to qualify for a Committee Letter of Recommendation.  University of Maryland, College Park requires that students complete 24 credits in science courses @ UM before a Letter can be written.  If you transfer after finishing 60 credits at a community college, you cannot earn 24 credits in science in your first semester at UMCP as a junior.  This pushes your timeline to apply to medical schools to after your senior year rather than between the junior and senior year.  This is not always a bad thing - but it's something that you need to be aware of as you plan your years of study.  See Gap Year information below on this page.

Note: those providing a **Committee Letter of Recommendation** are noted with **

  1. Bowie State University – “Bowie Med” new window
  2. Coppin State University - Baltimore, MDnew window  
  3. Frostburg State University STEM Programsnew window. FSU’s Health Professions Advisory Committee provides a **Committee Letter of Recommendation**
  4. Morgan State University Pre-Professional Advisingnew window
  5. Salisbury University Salisbury Health Professions Advisory Program (HPAP)new window   **Committee Letter of Recommendation**
  6. St. Mary’s College of Maryland Health Sciences Advisory Committee (HSAC)new window   **Committee Letter of Recommendation**   
  7. Towson University Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistrynew window    **Committee Letter of Recommendation**
  8. UMBC Premedical and PreDental Advising Office  UMBC's Health Professions Evaluation Committee (HPEC)new window – ** Committee Letter of Recommendation** from both a UMBC Biology and a UMBC Chemistry professor
  9. UMCP Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Officenew window **Committee Letter of Recommendation**   Student must complete 24 credits of science courses as a student at UMCP in order to qualify for a Committee Letter.
  10. University of Maryland, Eastern Shore UMES     

** Double-check with each school regarding the availability of a Committee Letter of Recommendation even if it is not noted here.

Note: Schools providing a **Committee Letter of Recommendation** are noted with **

  1. Goucher College, Baltimore: Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Studiesnew window  
  2. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore:  Pre-Medicine Advising Websitenew window  ** Health Professions Committee Letter** http://web.jhu.edu/prepro/health/Applicants/committee_process.htmlnew window 
  3. Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore: Pre-Health Programnew window
  4. McDaniel College, Westminster:  Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional Health Studiesnew window
  5. Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg:  Pre-Health Professions Club
  6. Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore   Pre-Professional Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical and Pre-Veterinary Programs Websitenew window:  **Committee Letter**  
  7. St. John’s College, Annapolis MD – Pre-Professional advising available through the Career Services Office
  8. Stevenson University, Stevenson MD:  Pre-Professional Studies Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  9. Washington College, Chestertown, MD Pre-Medical Advising (Medical School, Dental School, and Veterinary School) Premedical Committee

** Double-check with each school regarding the availability of a Committee Letter of Recommendation even if it is not noted here.

Grades Matter - Calculate Your Science GPA & Your True Science GPA (Including Repeats)

Admission to medical and dental schools is highly competitive.  There are hundreds of students applying for very few seats in programs.  Admissions committees choose candidates who can walk into an intensive program and get great grades on the first try without having to repeat classes.  Unfortunately, because of extreme competition, low grades and/or repeated courses on a student’s transcript raise a red flag.   Although Montgomery College has a Freshman Forgiveness policy that allows you to replace a first low grade with a higher grade when you repeat a class, most professional schools will re-calculate your Grade Point Average to include all grades earned in a course.   Medical and dental schools will look for two GPA's, your overall GPA and a separate Science GPA.  

After you transfer to a four-year university, your community college GPA is still a vital part of your record.  Professional schools will calculate your overall GPA by averaging your community college GPA AND the university GPA into one combined number.

How to calculate your GPA adding back in repeated grades: Look at your transcript and count up all grades and credits earned, not just those that are "excluded" as repeated classes.  Make a chart with a column each for  A / B / C / D / F and under each grade, count the number of credits earned for each grade.  Enter all of the totals in a GPA Calculator website:  appserv.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/gpacalculator  

The University of California-Santa Cruz has a comprehensive list of how health professional schools treat repeated courses.

The subject of GPA's brings up an important point: What if You Find Science Courses to be Overly Challenging?   

Please refer to this link if you find science courses daunting - you have grades of C in science courses - or if you are repeating classes to raise your GPA.

Compare yourself to the competition. 

While all schools list a minimum GPA requirement, that GPA may not represent the average GPA of students who are actually admitted.  Look for “Profiles of Admitted Students” on school’s sites to see what typical GPA/test scores may look like. 

Many schools publish statistics regarding admitted students - search for them.

Taking a "Gap Year" off at some point in your junior or senior year of college, or even after you graduate with a bachelor's degree, is a very common practice these days.  It is not considered negatively if you use this gap year to gain experiences that will enhance your admissions profile.  This is something that you can discuss with and plan for after transfer to your four-year institution.

Medical and Dental schools have their own specialized entry tests - think of the SAT on steroids.  It's not too early to look at what's involved in the MCAT or DAT - here are some starting points:

  • What’s on the MCAT Test (Medical College Admission Test)?  Association of American Medical Colleges
  • What’s on the DAT (Dental Admissions Test)? American Dental Association
  • Although you may not have some of the science knowledge needed yet, there are sections that rely on information taught in General Psychology:

Although this may be WAY in the future, it's worth knowing that some students enroll in special one-year intensive programs called Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificates after graduation from a four-year university.  Students may choose a Post-Bac if they have a degree in a different area and need intensive science study; others use a Post-Bac to improve grades and skills further to get into medical school.  It's an expensive investment not usually covered by financial aid.  You will encounter more discussions about Post-Bac's after you've transferred to a four-year institution.

Resources to help you learn about careers in medicine:
Talk to the pre-medicine advisor:

Dr. Abdulai Barrie
Germantown Campus, BE 238
240-567-7826
Abdulai.Barrie@montgomerycollege.edu

Physician assistants help doctors keep offices running smoothly. They work with other healthcare workers such as physicians and surgeons. As part of their role supporting a practice, physician's assistants (also known as PAs) examine, diagnose, and treat patients.

From the US Occupational Outlook Handbooknew window

What Physician Assistants Do

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.

Work Environment

Physician assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Most work full time.

How to Become.Org - How to Become a Physician Assistant: Physician Assistant Programs and Careersnew window

Requirements of Physician Assistant Programs vary from institution to institution. 

Read each program's admissions information carefully.  Most programs require completion of a bachelor's degree prior to application. These programs are very competitive and require a strong science grade point average.   While not required, some students enter PA programs after completion of a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing).  Read each PA Program description carefully - attend an Open House if available - read the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of PA pages for advice.

PA School - Who Gets In?

The requirements of the Towson University/Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Physician Assistant Program are shown here as a representation of typical requirements for admission to a PA Program.  Check each school of interest for specific requirements:

Towson University/Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Physician Assistant Program

  1. A bachelor’s degree must be completed by the time of final submission of the application
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA for completed Bachelor’s degrees or any graduate degree.
  3. Patient contact or medical/health related experience. A minimum of 800 (1600 preferred) documented hours.
  4. Completion of prerequisite math and science courses from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum of a “B” grade, as follows:
    1. Anatomy (or Human A & P I) 1 course - 4 credits (Must include Lab) Physiology (or Human A & P II) 1 course - 4 credits (Must include Lab)
    2. Biochemistry 2 courses -  3 credits
    3. Microbiology 1 course - 4 credits (Must include Lab)
    4. College Level Statistics – any discipline 3 credits (May be taken online) 
    5. Medical Terminology 2/ 3 credits (May be taken online)

The PA program does NOT accept on-line labs for science prerequisites.

Types of Physician Assistant Programs

Schools Offering a Major in Physician Assistant: State Listing of PA Programs

Types of Experiences Required by PA Schools:

PA schools expect you to describe X number of hours of experiences on the application for admission.  For example, for Towson/CCBC's program, you must list a minimum of 800 documented hours of Patient contact or medical/health related experience.  Here are Experience Areas listed on the PA Application Service website:

Patient Care Experience  

Experiences in which you are directly responsible for a patient’s care; for example: prescribing medication, performing procedures, directing a course of treatment, working on patients as an active nurse or EMT, etc.

Health Care Experience

Both paid and unpaid work in the health or a health-related field where you are not directly responsible for a patient’s care; for example, filling prescriptions, performing clerical work, delivering patient food, cleaning patient rooms, working as a scribe or hospital volunteer, etc.

Employment

Paid work done outside of the health care field; for example: a retail or restaurant job.

Shadowing

Time spent officially following and observing a health care professional at work, preferably a physician assistant.

Research

Research projects done in addition to classroom work; research should NOT appear as credit on a school transcript.

Volunteer

Volunteer work done outside of the health care field; for example, working for Habitat for Humanity, tutoring students, participating in or working for a fundraiser walk or blood drive, etc.

Career Information

Become a PA  - the American Academy of Physician Assistantsnew window

Resources to help you learn about careers as a physician's assistant:


Talk to the physicians assistant advisor:
Professor Alex Micich
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
240-567-1347
Alex.Micich@montgomerycollege.edu

Veterinary doctors work in clinical settings treating animals directly to improve the animals' health condition. They diagnose and treat pets, livestock, and other animals. 

Resources to help you learn about careers in veterinary medicine:

Talk to the veterinary medicine advisor:
Dr. Sara Kaliafe
Rockville Campus, SC 234P
240-567-5096
Sara.Kalifa@montgomerycollege.edu

Campus Medical Career Advisors

Campus staff are available to help you design the right path for your career.
Career Advisor Location Phone Email
Rockville Dr. Sara Kalifa SC 234P 240-567-5096 Sara.Kalifa@montgomerycollege.edu
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo SN 212 240-567-1411 Ijeoma.Otigbuo@montgomerycollege.edu
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Dr. Jeff Chyatte SN 213 240-567-1453 Jeff.Chyatte@montgomerycollege.edu
Germantown Dr. Abdulai Barrie BE 238 240-567-7826 Abdulai.Barrie@montgomerycollege.edu

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