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U.S. Med Schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nerd88, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. nerd88


    Jun 14, 2008
    I am currently a third year undergraduate student in a Canadian university (General Biology / Molecular Biology specialist). I want to keep my options open and apply to U.S. medschools as well. What general courses are required by the U.S. medschools? Here is a list that a successful med student gave me, and I would like to confirm the info.

    1.0 credit Biology
    1.0 credit Inorganic Chemistry
    1.0 credit English
    1.0 credit Organic Chemistry
    1.0 credit Biostatistics
    1.0 credit Biochemistry (not sure if that was mentioned)

    Are there more? Would 0.5 credit of Biostat be fine (based on my internet surfing, I didn't see biostats as required)? I need this info asap because course enrollment begins in early July, and I prefer planning ahead of time.

    Thank you so much!
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  3. vbdoc77

    vbdoc77 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2007
    never heard of biostatics as a required or even recommended course. of what i've seen/heard, biochem is only required at a few schools.

    and does 1.0 credit = 1 year of each class?
  4. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    Assuming 1 credit = 2 semesters that looks pretty good. Some schools require calculus as well (1 or 2 semesters, depends on the school). As for the Statistics, some schools require normal stats, others may ask for bio stats, but I think they only ask for one semester.
  5. 91Bravo

    91Bravo Frank Netter's Love Child 7+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    Here's a crazy thought......look at med school websites. While most medical schools have the same required coursework, there are exceptions. Only by looking at the sites yourself will you be assured of what you'll need.
  6. plauto

    plauto 7+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    you will positively need 8 credits of physics for any school you'll apply to.
  7. 8744

    8744 Guest

    Dec 7, 2001
    Plus you'll have a difficult time getting your coursework taken seriously as you are applying from a third world country.
  8. galaxie

    galaxie "visualize success" 2+ Year Member

    May 24, 2008
    Canada is now a third world country? :laugh:

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