What Classes are Required to Get into Medical School?

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What Classes are Required to Get into Medical School?

Postby Guest » Fri May 23, 2003 4:56 pm


Hello. I am an undergrad student at the University of Florida. And I will be graduating this December with my B.S. in Psychology. I've recently discovered my passion for psychiatry. But now I must get into medical school. What required courses should I take to get in and to prepare for the MCAT? I am taking anatomy to help get some basics down, but I really haven't had the other neuroscience, chemistry classes because of my major. Should I do some post-baccalaureate studies until Im ready for the MCAT?

Re: medical school requirements...

Postby DrDave » Sat May 24, 2003 9:22 pm

When I started medical school in 1992, most med schools required certain classes which were pretty much the classes you'd want to take to prepare for the MCAT. From what I recall, they were:

1 year biology
1 year chemistry
1 year organic chemistry
1 year physics

I would think with those, you'd be well enough prepared for the MCAT.

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