All medical schools require the following courses:

  • 1 year of general biology with labs
  • 1 year of general chemistry with labs
  • 1 year of organic chemistry with labs
  • 1 year of general physics with labs

 

  • Some medical schools may also require math and/or English courses. A few schools also require other specific courses.
  • Information about the requirements for specific allopathic medical schools can be found in the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR), a publication of the Association of American Medical Colleges that is updated annually (www.aamc.org/msar).
  • Information about the requirements for specific osteopathic medical schools can be found in the Osteopathic Medical College Information Book (CIB), a publication of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine that is updated annually (www.aacom.org).
  • It is important that students identify the medical schools to which they plan to apply, so that the required courses can be incorporated into their four year schedule of courses.