Advisors: Jeff Anderson, Manuel Campos, Henry Jakubowski, T. Nicholas Jones, David Mitchell
Medical schools consider majors in any discipline to be acceptable for admission. Prerequisites are one year of introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, and physics.
Admission to medical schools is competitive and the admission process considers courses, grades, performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), service record, medical exposure, personal interviews at the medical schools during the senior year, and letters of evaluation. General information can be found in the CSB/SJU Pre-professional health programs web page (http://www.csbsju.edu/premed/) as well as the American Association of Medical Colleges web site (http://www.aamc.org/) and American Association of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (http://www.aacom.org).
CSB/SJU courses that meet general admissions requirements and prepare students for the MCAT are: BIOL 101, 201, and 317; CHEM 125, 250, 251, 255, 201 (1 credit), 202 (1 credit), 203 (1 credit), 205 (1 credit); 8 credits of physics; and MATH 124. Additional coursework to complete before taking the MCAT exam would include BIOL 216 or 323 or 325/326, PSYCH 111 and SOC 111. Coursework in upper division literature and courses with intensive writing components are also typically required by most allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.