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What are the Prerequisites for Medical School?


Prerequisites for medical schools differ slightly for each medical school. However, most medical schools require that their applicants take the MCAT and complete the following courses:


One year of biology with lab

Two years of chemistry with lab (general and organic)

One year of physics with lab

One year of college level mathematics (calculus or statistics)

One year of English


Note that these are the basic requirements required by most medical schools. Many schools also require or strongly recommend the following courses:


Courses in humanities or social sciences

Courses that will enhance computer skills

One quarter of biochemistry with lab

Foreign Language (highly recommended in states with high foreign language speakers)


It is the responsibility of each applicant to research the exact requirements of each medical school he or she plans to apply to. There are also other required documents that each applicant must submit such as letters of recommendations, personal statements, application essays, etc.


Lastly, it is expected that all medical school applicants have experience in a medical setting through volunteer, research, internship or work experience. 

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