Pre-Med Program (Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine)

Pre-Med (M.D.) and (D.O.)

Basic Requirements: 

  • 1  year general biology with lab
  • 1 year general chemistry with lab
  • 1 year organic chemistry with lab
  • 1 semester of biochemistry with lab
  • 1 year introductory or general physics with lab
  • 1 semester of psychology *  
  • 1 semester of sociology  *
  • 1 year English
*  one semester of psychology and one semester of sociology is required for the MCAT.  In some cases AP credits may be used to replace these requirements.  Or, some students elect to take one of these courses (usually psychology) and prepare for the other course on their own.  Contact Martha Stigelman for more information.

Additional requirements vary by school. 

Pre-Med (M.D.) - Go to Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) for specifics.

Pre-Med (D.O.) - Go to Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine for general admission requirements.

Application Timeline for medical school directly after graduation:

  • Required courses completed by end of junior year (or, in exceptional cases by the end of the first semester of the senior year).
  • Apply in June between junior and senior year.
  • The application process opens in early June, and timely submission is strongly encouraged.

Application Timeline for medical school applicants who have taken time off after graduation:

  • It take approximately 15 months from the time you submit your medical school application in June until you will enter medical school.  Thus, if you plan to matriculate into medical school in September, 2023, you will need to take your MCAT if you have not already done so and apply to medical school in early summer, 2022. 
  • MCAT scores have a shelf life!  Make sure that yours have not “expired” at the time of your application to medical school.

Standardized Test:

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Given numerous times yearly
  • The MCAT should be taken after prerequisite courses are completed (usually spring of junior year or summer between junior and senior years)
  • MCAT sections :
    • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
    • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
    • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
    • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
  • Register on-line

Application Service: