Preparation for Medicine
Life Sciences, 419-372-2332
141 Overman Hall, 419-372-2031
205 Administration Building, 419-372-2015
to medical school is selective and dependent
upon scholarship and aptitude as indicated by
the scores attained on the Medical College Admission
Test (normally taken during the spring semester
of the student's third year) and by other criteria.
The student should include in the premedical
program a course of study to prepare for admission
to medical school and for admission to an appropriate
graduate school or for an industrial, government,
or teaching position in case the first choice
cannot be realized. To meet the requirements
for admission to most medical schools, the bachelor
of science curriculum can be modified to include
the required courses and still provide the student
with enough depth in at least one area for graduate
work or for career opportunities if medical
school is not attended. There is no preferred
major for entrance into medical school. Generally,
either chemistry or biology is chosen by the
premedical student, but other majors are possible.
the first year at BGSU, students may enroll
as "pre-health professional." They
may change to "pre-medicine" when
they have completed at least 30 hours of coursework,
have declared a major, and have completed BIOL
125, and CHEM
These courses must be taken for a grade. Upon
completion of 30 hours of coursework and the
above-mentioned science courses, students must
have BOTH an overall 3.25 GPA and a 3.25 Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Math
GPA. Upon meeting these criteria, students may
contact their college office to replace the
label of "pre-health professional"
with "pre-medicine." If students do
not meet these criteria after 30 hours, they
may keep their "pre-health professional"
label for up to 60 hours. If a student has met
the above criteria after 60 hours of coursework,
then he or she may change to "pre-medicine."
Once students have changed to "pre-medicine,"
they will be expected to meet with their advisors
regularly to plan their coursework for subsequent
semesters. If, after 60 hours, the above criteria
still have not been met, students must drop
the "pre-health professional" label
and must also meet with an advisor to re-evaluate
future goals. Transfer
students must enroll as "pre-health professional"
for the first semester at BGSU; if, after one
semester at BGSU, the student's overall and
Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Math GPA are a 3.25,
then he/she may change to "pre-medicine."
pre-medical student is urged to confer frequently
with the advisor, particularly with respect
to planning prerequisite courses for the Medical
College Admission Test and for meeting the admission
requirements of the preferred medical school.
125, 127, 128 or 135, 137, 138 (10)
341, 344 & 345 or 346 (9-10)
128 or 129 or 130 (by placement) and 131
(possibly 232, depending on medical school
and major) (7-13)
201 and 202 or 211 and 212 (10)
112 (3); Additional courses may be required
by individual medical schools.
addition to completing the group requirements
for the degree sought, a student should plan
to take the required courses to complete a
major and a minor. Total: 122 hours.