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A lot of people talk about getting the courses in their undergrad to get into an M.D. program at a medical school. Coming out of high school I only heard about the university undergrads, so I figure to go for a BSc in Biology with a focus on Biomedical Science and Biochem and that would cover most of the bases...

But how do you find which medical school out there are good choices to plan for them?
 

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Most medical schools have the same or similar requirements: Gen Bio I and II, Gen Chem I and II, Orgo I and II, Physics I and II, Calc I and some schools require Calc II and Biochem. You also don't have to be a science major, just as long as you get the these prereqs done.
 
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Most medical schools have the same or similar requirements: Gen Bio I and II, Gen Chem I and II, Orgo I and II, Physics I and II, Calc I and some schools require Calc II and Biochem. You also don't have to be a science major, just as long as you get the these prereqs done.

Most schools have no Calc requirement.
 

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A lot of people talk about getting the courses in their undergrad to get into an M.D. program at a medical school. Coming out of high school I only heard about the university undergrads, so I figure to go for a BSc in Biology with a focus on Biomedical Science and Biochem and that would cover most of the bases...

But how do you find which medical school out there are good choices to plan for them?


Each applicant is different and will have his/her own criteria. If you are from the west coast and want to stay there then that narrows down the schools you will be appplying to. Same goes for any location. Most people apply to their state schools as it is cheap tuition and *usually* easier to get in to (the most glaring exception being CA). Beyond that, you will apply to schools that you are competitive at. You cant konw that until you have a good idea of what your GPA is and/or an MCAT score. If you have a 3.3/29 MCAT you probably shouldn waste your money applying to schools like Harvard and Yale.

You wont need to start thinkin about speciifc schools for a few years. A large majority have the same requirements, which another poster has already posted. If you cover those throughout your college years you will be fine for most of the schools you apply to.
 

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I'd recommend just covering all your bases so you can apply broadly, ANYWHERE. This means:

1) 1 year biology plus lab
2) 1 year chemistry plus lab
3) 1 year physics plus lab
4) 1 year O-chem plus lab
5) 1 year Calculus
6) 1 year humanities (something where you'll have to write papers)

And highly recommended but not necessary:

1) Biochem
2) Genetics
3) Microbiology or Immunology
4) Statistics
5) Behavioral or Social Science (ex. psychology)

Other than that pick a major that you'll do well in and will enjoy.
 

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I'd recommend just covering all your bases so you can apply broadly, ANYWHERE. This means:

1) 1 year biology plus lab
2) 1 year chemistry plus lab
3) 1 year physics plus lab
4) 1 year O-chem plus lab
5) 1 year Calculus
6) 1 year humanities (something where you'll have to write papers)

And highly recommended but not necessary:

1) Biochem
2) Genetics
3) Microbiology or Immunology
4) Statistics
5) Behavioral or Social Science (ex. psychology)

Other than that pick a major that you'll do well in and will enjoy.

What schools require humanities, do you mean english?, I have never heard of any schools requiring humanities.
 

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What schools require humanities, do you mean english?, I have never heard of any schools requiring humanities.

JHOP, USC, and a few other schools require some ungodly amount of humanities units, but just tack on a humanities minor in something you are interested in to take care of this, or just take a language, or sometimes your GEs take care of this...
 

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What schools require humanities, do you mean english?, I have never heard of any schools requiring humanities.

English or humanities. Every school I've called that has an english requirement has said that you can replace it with a humanities course as long as you can show that you had to write some papers for the class. I was just being general.
 
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