Pre-Medical Program

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

117A Schmucker Science Center South
Pre-Medical Program
Teresa Donze-Reiner, Director and Graduate Coordinator

Committee Members

Dr. Teresa Donze-Reiner, Program Director
Dr. Mahrukh Azam, Chemistry
Dr. Melissa Betz Cichowicz, Chemistry
Dr. Frank E. Fish, Biology
Dr. Jessica Sullivan-Brown, Biology
Dr. Felix E. Goodson, Chemistry
Dr. Jennifer Maresh, Biology
Dr. Susan Johnston (P.A.), Anthropology and Sociology
Dr. Anthony Nicastro, Physics
Dr. Joan Woolfrey, Philosophy
Dr. Melissa Reed, Kinesiology
Dr. Michael Cirigliano, MD FACP, Honorary Member

Program of Study

The post-baccalaureate program in pre-medicine has been established at WCU for many years. It is designed for the career-changer student who has graduated with a bachelor's degree in typically a non-science field and needs to take some, if not all, of the science courses as prerequisites for entrance requirements into medical school or another pre-health profession school, including dental, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary school.



Mahrukh Azam (2004)

Chairperson, Chemistry

B.S., Punjab University; M.S., Quaid-e-Azam University; M.S., Ph.D., Seton Hall University

Frank E. Fish (1980)

B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Felix E. Goodson (1998)

A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Zhongping Huang (2018)

Chairperson, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., M.S., Zhejiang University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Susan L. Johnston (2001)

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Hahnemann University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Melissa A. Reed (2011)

B.S., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Ph.D., East Carolina University

Associate Professors

Teresa Donze-Reiner (2015)

Director, Pre-Medical Program

Graduate Coordinator, Pre-Medical Program

B.S., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Microbiology University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jennifer L. Maresh (2016)

B.S., West Chester University; M.S., Duke University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Thomas R. Simpson (2016)

Director, Pharmaceutical Product Development Program

B.S., Alleghany College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

Jessica Sullivan-Brown (2014)

B.S., James Madison University; Ph.D., Princeton University