The following minimum coursework ensures competence in the sciences basic to medicine and sufficient to provide adequate preparation for medical school. Applicants are expected to demonstrate competency by successfully completing courses in the following areas of study:
|Quantitative Reasoning||one course in calculus or statistics (biostatistics preferred)|
|Biology||two courses with a grade of B or higher, covering cell biology and genetics (lab experience is highly recommended)|
|Chemistry||two courses in general (inorganic) chemistry, one course in organic chemistry, and one course in biochemistry|
|Physics||two-course sequence covering mechanics, heat, electricity, optics, and radiation physics|
|Writing||While there is no specific course requirement, strong writing skills are expected. Courses that involve substantial expository writing (e.g., English, philosophy, history) can enhance writing skills.|
All required premedical coursework should be taken for a grade (i.e., not pass/fail).
With the exception of biology, where two courses must be taken in college, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses that were accepted for course credit at your degree-granting institution will be accepted as fulfilling the requirements listed above if properly noted on your undergraduate transcript and listed on the AMCAS application. Those who have AP credit for introductory biology can choose among other biology courses.