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Academic Program Guide


Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences: Community Patient Care


Academic MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area, lab, and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. 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.

To enter any of the health professions, volunteer, service, and clinical experience are essential. Students in each of the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) majors are required to engage in the real world of health care as part of the IMS Experiential Service Learning Seminar sequence. Students are required to obtain a minimum of 64 hours of experiential learning hours each academic year. These hours are part of the mapping milestones required for the Community Patient Care major.

The Community Patient Care major works best if you can start math with MAC1140 Pre-calculus and take CHM1045 General Chemistry I and Lab as soon as possible. STA2122 Intro to Applied Statistics is recommended for students who need statistics for their health profession or for those students who begin their math with MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry and who still need to satisfy their 2nd Quantitative & Logical Thinking liberal studies requirement. Students wishing to apply to health professional school and need to take the standardized tests (e.g. MCAT or DAT) should plan on taking summer classes and have all the required coursework completed at the end of term 6, otherwise should plan for a "gap" year after graduation. Students should be meeting with the pre-health/pre-med advisors about any professional health school requirements.

All coursework required for the major must be taken for a letter grade and a grade of "C minus" or better is required.

Mapping Coordinator: Maribel Amwake
Email: IMSadvising@med.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher3
BSC2010/L Biological Science I and Lab4
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
IHS1100 Exploring Health Professions Seminar (Freshman Seminar) 1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC 1101 ( ≥C minus)
Complete MAC 1105 or higher math ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
CHM1045/L General Chemistry I and Lab4
GE Course3
GE Course3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC 2135 ( ≥C minus )
Complete IHS1100 (Freshman Seminar, waived for transfer students) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
Complete 64 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 3 hrs
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry 3
CHM1046/L General Chemistry II and Lab4
GE course3
GE course3
IHS2121Delivering Patient Care Seminar (Sophomore Seminar) 1
Milestones 3
Complete CHM 1045 & Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete MAC1140 or higher math ( ≥ C minus)
Complete PSY2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 4 hrs
BSC2011/L Biological Science II and Lab4
PHY2053C College Physics A and Lab4
GE course3
GE course3
Milestones 4
Complete CHM1046 & Lab ( ≥C minus)
Complete MAC1114 or higher math ( ≥C minus)
Complete BSC2011 & Lab ( ≥C minus)
Complete IHS2121 (Sophomore Seminar, waived for transfer students) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for majors) or IMS Supplemental Application (for major changes/transfer students)
Complete 128 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
Summer hrs
CHM3120/L Analytical Chemistry and Lab4
GE Course3
GE Course3
Term 5 hrs
PHY2054C College Physics B and Lab4
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry or CHM3217 One Semester of Organic Chemistry 3 or 4
Major Upper Division Focus Elective3
GE Course3
(IHS3122 Introduction to Medical Sciences Seminar for transfers only)1
Milestones 5
Complete PHY2053C ( ≥C minus )
Complete one (1) major focus option elective ( ≥C minus)
Complete IHS3122 (Augmented Seminar, transfer students) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms (for current majors) or IMS Experiential Seminar Placement Form (for major changes/transfer students)
Civic Literacy requirement
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 6 hrs
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II or CHM3217L One Semester of Organic Lab3 or 1
Major Upper Division Elective or BCH4053 Biochemistry I3
Major Upper Division Focus Elective3
Major Upper Division Focus Elective3
Major Upper Division Elective3
IHS3931 Problems and Issues in Healthcare Seminar (Junior Seminar)1
Milestones 6
Complete CHM3120, or CHM3217, or CHM2210 (≥C minus)
Complete PHY2054C ( ≥C minus )
Complete two (2) major focus option electives ( ≥C minus )
Complete IHS3931 (Junior Seminar) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms
Complete 192 Experiential Learning Hours
2.00 GPA or higher
If ready, take MCAT or DAT in May/June
Term 7 hrs
CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab or Major Upper Division Elective3
Major Upper Division Focus Elective3
Major Upper Division Elective3
Major Upper Division Elective3
IHS4501 Inquiry in Healthcare Research Seminar (Senior Seminar)1
Summer
If ready, begin applying for professional health schools in June/July
Milestones 7
Complete three (3) major focus option electives ( ≥C minus )
Complete IHS4501 (Senior Seminar) ( ≥ C minus )
Complete all EL forms
Pre-Graduation Check
2.00 GPA or higher
Term 8 hrs
BCH4053 Biochemistry I (only for students who have completed CHM2210, CHM2211, & CHM2211L)3
IHS4901 Medical Sciences Capstone3
Major Upper Division Elective3
Major Upper Division Elective3
Major Upper Division Elective3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 2nd or 3rd week of semester
Complete 256 Experiential Learning Hours
Complete all EL forms
2.00 GPA or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Patient Advocate, Disabilities Advocacy, Child Welfare Services, Elder Care Services, Social Worker, Patient Representative, Community Rehabilitation, Health Educator, Medical Spanish Interpreter, Case Manager, Child Life Specialist, Family Planning Counselor, Health Promotions Specialist, Rehabilitation and Wellness Director, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Health/Patient Educator, Rehabilitative Coordinator, Health Care Facility Coordinator, Health and Wellness Counselor, Community Health Coordinator, Patient Navigator/Advocate and Practitioner.

Representative Employers: Hospitals, Clinics, Assisted Living and Extended Living Facilities, Lobbyists, Public Health Offices, Healthcare Organizations, Federal, State, and Non-profit Organizations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University



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