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Common Requirements for Medical Programs – Allopathic Medicine (MD) / Osteopathic (DO)

The list below shows common basic requirements for most medical schools in the US. To make sure you are fulfilling the prerequisites for the schools you are interested in attending, please check their individual admissions websites. As a reminder, this list is not a substitute for meeting with the Academic Advisor in your College.

CourseRequirementFulfilled By*
Biology2 semesters lecture, 2 semesters labBIO 181
BIO 183
General Chemistry2 semesters lecture, 2 semesters labCH 101/102
CH 201/202
Organic Chemistry2 semesters lecture, 2 semesters labCH 221/222
CH 223/224
Physics2 semesters lecture, 2 semesters labPY 211
PY 212
English Writing2 semestersENG 101
Advanced ENG
Biochemistry1 semesterBCH 351 or
BCH 451
Statistics1 semesterST 311 or
ST 370
*some majors, such as Chemistry or Engineering, may have specific requirements for these courses. Please be sure to check with your Academic Advisor.

In addition to the above minimum requirements, some schools may require:

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 200) — helpful for MCAT
  • Principles of Sociology (SOC 202) — helpful for MCAT
  • Principles of Genetics (GN 311)
  • Calculus (MA 121, 131 or 141)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 240, BIO 245)

Additional Considerations: Speech/Communication, Microbiology/Medical Microbiology, Histology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Endocrinology, Neurobiology

Prerequisites for Medical Schools (MD/DO) in NC

Common Requirements for Medical Programs for Biomedical Engineering Majors

Make sure to meet with your BME Academic Advisor to confirm your degree course plan.

Sample BME Pre-Medical Course Plan