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Application Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress:

Prerequisite Coursework  
Biology or Zoology with accompanying Labs 1 year / 2 semesters required
Inorganic/General Chemistry with accompanying labs 1 year / 2 semesters required
Organic Chemistry with accompanying Labs 1 semester required
Physics with accompanying Lab 1 year / 2 semesters required
Composition (writing intensive) 1 semester required
  • Prerequisite course grades must be "C" or better.
  • The admissions committee also recommends, though not requires, coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, and statistics. In addition, the committee recommends, though not requires, two courses in behavior and/or social science (such as Intro to Psychology and Intro to Sociology)
  • Advanced Placement credits may fulfill prerequisite requirements as long as an upper level course in that discipline is completed.

Bachelor's Degree

To be considered for admission, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or complete the requirements for a degree before enrollment. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Test Scores

Effective for students applying to enter BMS in Fall of 2017, only scores from the new version of the MCAT exam will be accepted. Scores from the old MCAT exam will not be acceptable.

Competitive scores on a standardized exam that are no more than 3 years old such as DAT, GRE, or MCAT. GRE scores must be uploaded directly into the application in RFUCAS.

GPA

Competitive overall and science GPAs. See the incoming class profile for more information.

Letters of Recommendation

Either one committee letter or three individual letters of recommendations from persons involved in the students’ previous educational experience are required.

Transcripts

Official transcripts submitted from each college, university, and community college previously attended.

Experience

Demonstration of interest in and understanding of the medical field and its various components. The motivation and commitment to health care, as demonstrated by previous employment, volunteer work, or other experiences.

Leadership

Demonstration of leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.

Volunteering

Demonstration of a commitment to public service through a variety of humanitarian activities.

Communication

Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.