School of Medicine

Requirements

Admissions

Recommended Coursework

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.

Admissions Requirements

Completion of at least 90 semester hours from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university is required for admission. Virtually all students will have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.

Please note that you do not have to be a science major to apply. LKSOM welcomes non-science majors who have demonstrated the potential for excellent achievement in the sciences. We encourage students who have a broad education in the humanities and who have strong writing and communication skills to apply.

You must take the MCAT® offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The MCAT® should be taken within three years of matriculation, no later than September of the year in which you are applying.

Brian Wernick

“The St. Luke’s campus truly provided me with the best of both worlds – an intimate environment with a strong focus on academics. I had the opportunity to obtain a high quality medical education while being in a supportive community environment. I enjoyed the close relationships I formed with the doctors and my fellow medical students and liked that the majority of my rotations were completed right at St. Luke’s. When it was time to decide on where I wanted to be for my residency in General Surgery, staying at St. Luke’s quickly became my first choice.”
– Brian Wernick, Class of 2013 and St. Luke’s General Surgery Resident

Your prerequisite science courses must come from those that your college has identified as appropriate for pre-medical students. Courses designed for non-science majors are not acceptable. If you apply before you have completed all of the required science courses, LKSOM will place your file on hold until the admissions office receives transcripts showing that you successfully completed these courses.

Please note that you do not have to be a science major to apply. LKSOM welcomes non-science majors who have demonstrated the potential for excellent achievement in the sciences. We encourage students who have a broad education in the humanities and who have strong writing and communication skills to apply. You must take the MCAT® offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The MCAT® should be taken within three years of matriculation, no later than September of the year in which you are applying.