A friend of mine is a Chemical Engineer applying to Medical School and he met with a dean who told him that his application is okay but should have more biological sciences. Thoughts? Bear in mind that he has a 30-35 MCAT and a 3.3-3.6 GPA. Since he didn't have much biology he took an Anatomy and a Cell Biology course recently. My feeling (as a now-fourth year med student) was that if he can get through Chemical Engineering and work for 2-4 years that if I were an admissions officer I wouldn't worry about science background - he's already taken tougher science courses than many pre-meds, whether they were biological or not is nit-picking. It's not unreasonable to give the advice that more biological sciences would help but the Dean suggested he take an additional year to take some biological sciences instead of applying now. I disagree but would like to hear other's thoughts.