2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog


Most pre-medical students choose a major in Biology or Chemistry, but a student may choose to major in any discipline. While medical schools look favorably upon an undergraduate record rich in challenging science courses, they also look for a balance between science courses and courses in the humanities and social sciences. Medical schools expect that applicants have an understanding of and commitment to the profession. Students are encouraged to learn about medicine and patient care through internships, volunteer experiences and employment.

Admission requirements vary among medical schools, therefore a student interested in a career in medicine should identify the medical schools in which he or she is interested as early as possible. Pre-medical students should consult with their advisors and the coordinator on a regular basis to discuss course selection and medical school application procedures.

Medical schools select students on the basis of 1) undergraduate academic performance; 2) MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores; 3) personal experience; 4) letters of evaluation from professors and other professional people; and 5) a personal interview. Admission to medical school is competitive.