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Which Medical School Do Not Have Required Pre-requisite Courses

In recent years some medical schools have dropped pre-med requirements. The schools below do not have specific required pre-med courses. However, it’s generally recommended that the majority of pre-meds still take the traditional pre-med classes.

You’ve likely heard for years of the importance of pre-medical coursework. It is true that most medical schools around the country require pre-medical coursework, including biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, mathematics, and English. These pre-requisite courses are typically required of students applying, and great grades are often needed to be successful in the application process.

However, in recent years some medical schools have dropped pre-med requirements, with some dropping any specific courses altogether. The schools below do not have specific required pre-med courses. We recommend exploring each school’s website in some detail, as some schools will have recommended coursework. In general, it’s recommended that the vast majority of pre-meds should take the traditional pre-med classes anyway. After all, it’s not really feasible to do well on the MCAT without a great foundation of basic science knowledge, which pre-med coursework provides.

Medical Schools Without Specific Pre-Med Requirements

California Univ of Science and Medicine ‐ San Bernardino, CA
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine ‐ Los Angeles, CA
Stanford Univ School of Medicine ‐ Stanford, CA
UC‐Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine ‐ Los Angeles, CA
UC‐San Diego School of Medicine ‐ La Jolla, CA
Univ of Colorado School of Medicine ‐ Denver, CO
Rush Medical College ‐ Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois Univ School of Medicine ‐ Springfield, IL
Tulane Univ School of Medicine ‐ New Orleans, LA
University of Michigan Medical School ‐ Ann Arbor, MI
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine ‐ Kalamazoo, MI
Mayo Medical School ‐ Rochester, MN
Univ of Missouri‐Kansas City School of Medicine ‐ Kansas City, MO
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University ‐ Hampstead, NY
New York University School of Medicine ‐ New York, NY
Stony Brook University School of Medicine ‐ Stony Brook, NY
Duke University School of Medicine ‐ Durham, NC
Wake Forest University School of Medicine ‐ Winston‐ Salem, NC
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences ‐ Grand Forks, ND
Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine ‐ Cincinnati, OH
Oregon Health & Science Univ School of Medicine, Portland, OR
Drexel Univ College of Medicine ‐ Philadelphia, PA
Temple University Katz School of Medicine ‐ Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine ‐ Hershey, PA
Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University ‐ Philadelphia, PA
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania ‐ Philadelphia, PA
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine ‐ Charleston, SC
University of South Carolina School of Medicine ‐ Columbia, SC
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine ‐ Johnson City, TN
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ‐ Nashville, TN
University of Virginia School of Medicine ‐ Charlottesville, VA
West Virginia University School of Medicine ‐ Morgantown, WV
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry ‐ Edmonton, AB
University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine ‐ Calgary, AB
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine ‐ Winnipeg, MB
Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine ‐ St. John’s, NL
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine ‐ Halifax, NS
McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine ‐ Hamilton, ON
Northern Ontario School of Medicine ‐ Sudbury, ON
Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences ‐ Kingston, ON
The University of Western Ontario ‐ Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry ‐ London, ON
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine ‐ Saskatoon, SK

Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta M.D. is an attending physician in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Founder of MedSchoolCoach. Dr Mehta is one of the world’s experts on medical school admissions having founded MedSchoolCoach in 2007. MedSchoolCoach provides admissions consulting to premedical students in the form of interview preparation, essay editing and general advising. In the past 10 years, he has had a hand in over a thousand acceptances to medical school.

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