Here you will find important information on preparing for medical school, including prerequisite coursework, relevant test information, and degree options.

As you are reading over this material, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • “Pre-med” is not a major. Pre-medicine is a set of course requirements that prepares you for success on the MCAT and as a medical student.
  • You do not have to major in the sciences in order to gain admission to medical school. In fact, statistics show that humanities/social science majors are admitted at a slightly higher rate.
  • As you select your major, you should consider an alternative career that you would find interesting and rewarding and major in a field that will prepare you to enter that career.

While we can advise you on strong coursework preparation that will generally support your admission, we cannot be familiar with the specific requirements of all the individual schools. Please check requirements for individual schools as you prepare your applications.