Applicants should demonstrate preparation for the rigors of medical school and competency in the sciences achieved through a broad range of science coursework and the MCAT exam. While there are no absolute course requirements, it is recommended all students complete coursework in Biology, Chemistry (both general and organic), Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology and Sociology completed at a US or Canadian University.
If recommended coursework in Biology, Chemistry or Physics has been completed online, at a community college or through a study abroad program, we prefer to see classroom based upper-level science coursework in that discipline. Similarly, we prefer to see classroom-based, upper-level science coursework in Biology, Chemistry or Physics if students complete entry-level coursework in these subjects using AP credits.
The School of Medicine prefers a minimum of 90 semester hours from a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Virtually all students will have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. Coursework should be directed to the needs of premedical students. Courses designed for non-science majors or allied health students are not acceptable.
Although the Admissions Committee holds no preference for science majors, all applicants—whether science majors or not— must demonstrate capacity for excellence in the sciences. In addition, students should have a broad humanities education and strong writing skills.
Every applicant must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) within three years of matriculation, and no later than September of the year in which the candidate applies.