Prerequisites for California Allopathic Medical Schools

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Required:

  • General Biology/Zoology with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semester)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
  • College English (equivalent to satisfy baccalaureate degree requirement)
  • Religion or Ethics (as required by the college attended)

Recommended:

  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics

Reference: http://www.llu.edu/llu/medicine/admissions.html

Stanford University- School of Medicine

Required:

  • General Biology with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Chemistry with Lab (4 semesters, must include 2 semesters of Organic)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)

Recommended:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Modern foreign language (esp. Spanish or Asian languages)
  • Behavioral Sciences

Reference: http://med.stanford.edu/md/admissions/preparation.html

University of Southern California- Keck School of Medicine

Required:

  • Keck School of Medicine has removed all pre-requisites for admission. This means you will have to look at other similar schools to see what you should be taking.

Reference: Admissions_Process

University of California, Davis- School of Medicine

Required:

  • Biological Sciences with Lab (1 year)
  • General Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)

Reference: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/admissions/requirements.html

University of California, Irvine- School of Medicine

Required:

  • Biological Sciences with Lab (3 semesters, must include at least 1 upper division*)
  • General Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Calculus (1 semester)
  • Statistics (1 semester)

Recommended:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Vertebrate Embryology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Spanish

* Does not include botany

Reference: http://www.meded.uci.edu/admissions/admissions_information.asp

University of California, Los Angeles- David Geffen School of Medicine

Required:

  • General Biology with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semester)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)
  • College English (2 semesters, must include English Composition)
  • College Mathematics (2 semesters, both Calculus and Statistics)

Recommended:

  • Biological Sciences (not overlapping with medical school curriculum)
  • Spanish
  • Humanities
  • Computer Science

Reference: http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/offices/admiss/admreq.cfm

University of California, San Diego- School of Medicine

Required:

  • Biology with Lab (2 semesters, excluding botany and biochemistry)
  • Chemistry with Lab (4 semesters, 2 of which are Organic)
  • General Physics (2 semesters)
  • College Mathematics* (2 semesters)
  • AP credit can NOT be used to meet the Biology or Organic Chemistry requirements.

* Acceptable mathematics courses: calculus, statistics, and computer science

Reference: http://meded.ucsd.edu/Catalog/curriculum/application.html

University of California, San Francisco- School of Medicine

Required:

  • General Biology/Zoology with Lab* (2 semesters)
  • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semester)
  • General Physics with Lab (2 semesters)

Recommended:

  • College Mathematics
  • Upper-Division Biological Sciences
  • Humanities
  • English Composition

* Courses in vertebrate embryology, genetics, cell physiology, or comparative vertebrate anatomy can also satisfy the biology requirement.

Reference: http://meded.ucsf.edu/admissions/getting-started