Medical doctors (MDs) examine, diagnose and treat patients. MDs obtain a bachelors degree and then continue on to medical school. After medical school they continue their training in a residency. MDs specialize in a particular area of medicine. Common specialties include general practice, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology.
*Note: no particular major is required for this program. Recommendation is based on major courses in common with program requirements.
- 4 semesters of social sciences or humanities
- Recommended RMC courses: SOC101 or SOC262, PSY101, PSY205/206 or PSY305
- 6 semesters of chemistry and biology (general chemistry, general biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell biology)
- Recommended RMC courses: CHEM101/102, BIO120, BIO203, BIO312, BIO452
- 2 semesters of physics
- Recommended RMC courses: PHS101/102 or PHS201/202
- 1 semester of calculus
- Recommended RMC course: MAT175
- Recommended: ethics, anatomy & physiology, embryology
- Recommended RMC course: BIO321/322
**Note: course requirements differ slightly by institution (pay particular attention to math and organic chemistry requirements). Be sure to check the requirements of the schools you are interested in applying to.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree (which has additional requirements to those listed above)
- Completion of the MCAT
- Application materials: for help with the application process, consider enrolling in the Medical Careers Pipeline of courses and contacting Lisa Wallace (email@example.com) our Director of Career Services.
- Personal statement
- Letters of recommendation
- Resume with extracurricular activities that include shadowing experiences.