Academic Requirements

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an international equivalent degree. Two semesters of the prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation. Upper-level courses and AP credit may be used to satisfy basic requirements when applicable.

Applicants with a degree from outside the United States must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of the prerequisites in biology, chemistry and physics from an accredited college/university in the United States or Canada. Online courses are not considered.

The School of Medicine currently does not accept transfer students for entrance into any year.

Course work recommended, but not required, includes biochemistry, natural sciences, human physiology, genetics and cell biology, psychology, sociology, ethics, health policy, foreign language, humanities, communications or computer literacy.

The School of Medicine follows the AAMC general guidelines, and requires only these college courses*:

General Biology General Chemistry
2 semesters (with labs) 2 semesters (with labs)
Organic Chemistry General Physics
2 semesters (with labs) 2 semesters (with labs)
College English College Mathematics or Statistics
2 semesters 2 semesters (college algebra or above)











*These requirements will change in 2015, in accordance with changes in the AAMC guidelines designed to promote students with “a more solid basis in the natural sciences” and an “understanding of the psychology, sociology, and biology that provide the foundation for learning about the human and social components of health.

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