Biomedical Professions/Pre-med Learning Community

BioMed RLC

The Biomedical Professions/Pre-Med Residential Learning Community introduces you to a variety of paths in the medical professions. You might wish to participate in this RLC if you are interested in pursuing a career in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, veterinary medicine, or athletic training.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall semester:

  • USC 108 – Introduction to Biomedical Professions: This course is specifically designed for students interested in the biomedical professions. Health practitioners will discuss careers and health care issues in the United States. Information regarding requirements, preparation, and applications to various medical fields will be presented
  • BIO 181 – Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell: introductory course for biology majors and other related fields. This course emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth 
Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.