2005-2007 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, you must complete a series of specific prerequisite courses as part of your 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, you may complete these prerequisite courses as part of an undergraduate program that includes any major of your choosing.
The prerequisite courses that are often required for admission to medical school include:
BIOL 1210, 1220 General Biology
CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry
CHEM 2010, 2020 Organic Chemistry
CHEM 4400 Biochemistry or CHEM 3400 Applied Biochemistry
MATH 1130 Calculus I (some schools require MATH 1140 as well)
PHYS 1080, 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences or PHYS 1110, 1120 Introductory Physics
PSYC 1001 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.
This page was created on 06/03/2005 and last updated on 05/03/2007.
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