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Pre-Medical

Pre-medical students can major in any area as long as they fulfill the pre-requisite courses of the medical schools that they apply to.  EKU currently has two majors with specific pre-medical concentrations.  Find the curriculum planners for those concentrations online here.  Read more about choosing a pre-med major here.  All successful medical school applicants are expected to demonstrate the American Association of Medical College's (AAMC) 15 Core Competencies.

Important Dates

Students must apply to medical school one full academic year before they plan to attend (for example the spring of junior year). Depending on the timing of a student's application he/she may have to take a gap year.  Application to medical school cycle dates are available online here (MD) and here (DO).  Information about the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is available online here.  Review the AAMC's "Timeline for Application/Admission to Medical School" for a complete outline of things to be aware of or working on during the undergraduate years.

General Medical School Prerequisite Courses

  • Introductory Biology: BIO 111/111L and BIO 112/112L
  • Introductory Chemistry: CHE 111/111L and CHE 112/112L
  • Organic Chemistry: CHE 361/361L and CHE 362/362L
  • Introductory Physics: PHY 131 and PHY 132 or PHY 201 and PHY 202
  • Six Credit Hours of English: ENG 101 or ENG 105 and ENG 102 or ENG301
  • Statistics: STA 215 or STA 270 and/or MAT 234 are required by some medical schools

Recommended Courses

  • Cell Biology: BIO 331
  • Vertebrate Physiology: BIO 348
  • Biochemistry: CHE 430 and 431
  • Psychology: PSY 200, 280, 300, and/or 308
  • Sociology: 131, 235, and/or 232
  • Medical Anthropology: ANT 377
  • Health and Biomedical Ethics: PHI 383

Recommended Activities

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

https://www.aamc.org/students/

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS, MD applications)

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/

American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

https://www.aacom.org/

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application System (AACOMAS, DO applications)

http://aacomas.aacom.org/

American Medical Student Association

https://www.amsa.org/

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

Individual medical schools may require additional application materials, so it is important to research each school to ensure that your application is complete.

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