Prerequisite Courses

Completion of the minimum prerequisite courses does not necessarily guarantee an interview or admission.

A minimum of 35 of the required 39 prerequisite credits (including associated labs) must be completed by the end of December 2017 in order to be considered for the June 2018 start. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of May. An official transcript reflecting a grade of “C” or better must be provided before classes start the first week of June. Students accepted before all prerequisite coursework has been completed will be accepted on a provisional basis.

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Biology, human or mammalian preferred, with labs (8 credits)
  • Chemistry, organic and biochemistry preferred, with labs (8 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology, human preferred, with labs (8 credits)

    • A&P prerequisite must have been completed within 7 years prior to matriculation (taken summer 2011 or more recently for June 2018 matriculation)
    • Prerequisite must include all body systems and be a full-year (two semester sequence) or the equivalent, consisting of either 4 credits of anatomy with lab and 4 credits of physiology with lab OR 8 credits of A&P I & II (both with lab)
    • Courses devoted entirely to the study of the human species are preferred. Courses devoted to animal physiology, exercise physiology and/or comparative anatomy are not preferred
  • Math, college algebra or equivalent, statistics preferred (3 credits)
  • Psychology/Sociology/Behavioral Science, psychology preferred (6 credits)
  • English (6 credits). Medical Terminology and AP courses will not fulfill the English requirement. In most cases, the admissions committee will review other writing-intense coursework as a substitution on a case-by-case basis. An official course syllabus will need to be provided by the student for official review after the CASPA application has been submitted and verified

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