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Requirements and Timeline
Minimum Degree Requirement:
A baccalaureate degree must be earned prior to matriculation.
Biological and Physical Science Pre-requisites
Two courses of general biology with laboratory
Two courses of general chemistry or equivalent with laboratory
Two courses of organic chemistry with an accompanying laboratory*
One course of introductory biochemistry
Two courses of general physics with laboratory
One course of advanced-level biology (junior or senior level)
Behavioral Science Pre-requisites
Candidates must complete three courses in the Behavioral/Social Sciences. For example: Psychology, Ethics, Economics, Gender Studies or Sociology, etc.
If an applicant is uncertain whether a course will count toward a behavioral science pre-requisite, the applicant must provide documentation on the content of the course to be considered by emailing the admissions office
*The second semester of organic chemistry can be waived if your university does not have it as a pre-requisite for biochemistry.
MCAT: All candidates must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to enrollment.
For the 2020-2021 cycle, tests taken January 2017 through the final test date in 2020 will be accepted.
Letters of Recommendation: Premedical committee evaluation OR three letters from instructors (any field of study) from whom the candidate has taken courses. One of the letters can be from a research mentor. These letters should critically evaluate the candidate’s academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of course work, and special attributes/assets. Personal letters of recommendation are not acceptable. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or professional school, one letter must be from a faculty member at the graduate or professional school.