Pre-Medicine

General Information

Bachelor’s Degree RequiredYes
Entrance ExamMCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
Entrance Exam ResourcesAAMC
U.S. MCAT Scheduling
About the MCAT
What’s on the MCAT
Prepare for the MCAT
MCAT FAQs
MCAT Sample Question Guide
Free Planning & Study Resources
AAMC PREview Readiness Exam 2023
The Princeton Review
About the MCAT
When Should you Take the MCAT
MCAT Practice
BluePrint Prep
MCAT Prep Options
FREE MCAT Practice Resources
Shadowing Hours> 40-100 hours (JackWestin)
Application SystemsAMCAS (for MD Programs)
AACOMAS (for DO Programs)
TMDSAS (for Texas MD Prog.)
Application Timeline & ChecklistTimeline for Application & Admission to Medical School (AAMC)
Medical School Admissions Timeline (Princeton Review)
Program DirectoryCurrent U.S. MD Programs
Current U.S. DO Programs
Accredited Naturopathic Programs (CNME)
“Pre-Professional Resource Library”Coming Soon!
Professional Associations & AccreditationsAssociation of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Additional ResourcesAnatomy of a Medical School Applicant (Princeton Review)
Medical School Facts (MedEdits | 2022-2023)
Medical School Secondary Application Essay Library (Medical School HeadQuarters)
Deciding Where to Apply (AAMC)

Recommended Coursework (PDF)

Biology CoursesBIOL211 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL212 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL213 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab (4)
BIOL232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab (4)
BIOL233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III w/ Lab (4)
BIOL445 Immunology (3)
BIOL462 Cellular Neurobiology (3)
Chemistry CoursesCHEM204 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM205 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM206 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM334 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHEM335 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHEM338 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM336 Organic Chemistry III (4)
CHEM339 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHEM450 Structural Biochemistry (4) or CHEM454 Biochemistry Lab (4)
Physics CoursesPHYS201 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS202 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS203 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
Math CoursesMATH112 Precalculus (4)
Social Science CoursesSOC204 Introduction to Sociology (5)
SOC205 Introduction to Sociology: Problems (5)
PSY201 General Psychology (4)
PSY202 General Psychology (4)
ANTH203 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5)
Strongly Suggested Electives/Additional CoursesBIOL323 General Microbiology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL341 Genetics I w/ Lab (4)
BIOL342 Genetics II w/ Lab (4)
NotesThe curriculum in the Pre-Medicine pathway is designed to prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and entrance into medical school. A Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) is required prior to matriculation into medical school. No particular major is preferred, but a degree in Biology or Chemistry-Biochemistry encompasses many of the prerequisite courses.