Apr 22, 2018  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Pre-Medicine


Biology: Helen Boswell - SC 112, (435) 865-8163
Physical Science: J. Ty Redd - SC 309, (435) 586-7904
http://www.suu.edu/cose/prehealth.html#premed

Admission to medical school is based on the following criteria:

  1. excellent grades in undergraduate coursework, especially in science,
  2. high scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT),
  3. interviews with medical school faculty. Medical schools do not require specific undergraduate majors for admission; however, most applicants major in biology or chemistry.

Generally, medical schools require the following courses, which may be integrated into many majors:


English – one year


Seminar – one semester


Additional Requirements:


Hypothesis-based undergraduate research involvement is highly recommended before applying to post-graduate programs. In addition, mathematics through calculus is strongly recommended. Students who earn advanced placement or CLEP credit for the above courses must fill the requirements by taking alternative courses.

The MCAT is required for application to almost all medical schools. The test is offered in the fall and spring each year and scores are submitted with the application in early fall of the year prior to planning entrance to medical school. Most students should plan to take the MCAT in the spring of their junior year in college. Most medical schools require applications compiled through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). For AMCAS material, see advisor.

Students planning to attend medical school are strongly urged to contact their advisor immediately upon enrolling. Similar general considerations apply to students who plan to attend chiropractic, optometric or podiatric schools.