2001-2003 Academic Catalog
2003-2005 Academic Catalog
Most medical schools consider a four-year liberal arts background the best preparation for studying medicine and for a professional career as a practicing physician. Application for admission to a medical school is normally made after the junior year of college. To be eligible for admission, students must complete a series of specific prerequisite courses as part of their undergraduate program at St. Catherine's. While prerequisite requirements vary in detail, all emphasize course work in the natural sciences. However, because medical schools do not require a specific academic major for admission, students may complete these prerequisite courses as part of an undergraduate program that includes any major of their choosing.
The prerequisite courses that are often required for admission to medical school include:
BIOL 121, 122 General Biology
CHEM 111, 112 General Chemistry
CHEM 201, 202 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 440 Biochemistry or CHEM 340 Applied Biochemistry
MATH 113 Calculus (some schools require MATH 114 as well)
PHYS 108, 109 Physics for the Health Sciences or PHYS 111, 112 Introductory Physics
PSYC 100 General Psychology
English Literature and composition (2 or 3 courses)
For further information, contact Dr. Patricia Dunlop of the Chemistry Department or Dr. Kurt Olson of the Biology Department.
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