In preparation for admission to medical schools, it is advisable to obtain a broad background in natural sciences, social studies and humanities. Students should consult bulletins from medical schools of their choice for specific entrance requirements.
The usual minimum requirements are two semesters in each of the following:
- English Composition
- Biology with Laboratory
- Physics with Laboratory
- Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics)
- General Chemistry with Laboratory
- Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
Students fulfilling these basic requirements may be accepted into professional schools regardless of their major. Pre-medical students usually major in biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics. Most students complete an undergraduate program before attending medical or dental school. Exceptional students may gain entrance after three undergraduate years.
Students interested in pursuing a medical career with a degree in the biological sciences are encouraged to follow the Cellular/Molecular/Genetics track. As with any biology major, you are expected to complete the biology core, core support, general education and additional track related course requirements. This will include two courses of your choice from the Cellular/Molecular/Genetics course group.
See a sample 4 year plan for biological science majors. Students also have the opportunity to join related student organizations such as Health Professions Club, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and a local premedical chapter of the American Medical Student Association.
In addition, during their junior year, students must register with the NKU Pre-Medical Review Board to help prepare their application to medical or dental school. Information on the board can be obtained from an academic advisor.
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- MCAT Exam
- Kaplan MCAT Prep Course
- University of Cincinnati MCAT Prep Course
- UK College of Medicine
- U of L College of Medicine
- UC College of Medicine
- U of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Student Organizations