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MD Prerequisites

Entrants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Exceptionally well-qualified students may be considered after ninety semester hours of academic work if other requirements are met.

Required Courses Semester Hours
General biology or zoology (with lab) 8
General chemistry (with lab) 8
Organic chemistry (with lab) 8
Biochemistry 3
Physics (with lab) 8
English 6
Social or behavioral sciences 6
Highly Recommended Courses Semester Hours
Statistics/Biostatistics or Epidemiology 3
Cellular and Molecular Biology 3

Prerequisites must be completed at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada and must be passed with a grade of "C" or better by June 15 of the year of matriculation. The level of these required courses should be equal to courses for those majoring in these respective fields. If Advanced Placement or College Level Examination Program credits are on the college transcript, these may be accepted as a fulfillment of a prerequisite providing that there is evidence of proficiency in the subject: examples of proficiency may be successful completion of a more advanced course in that field or a strong Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score.