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,
biology, chemistry, or biochemistry is chosen
by the premedical student, but other majors
are possible as well.
the first year at BGSU, students may enroll
as "pre-health professional." They
may be eligible to change to "pre-medicine"
when they have completed BIOL 2050 and CHEM
3410. These courses must be taken for a letter
grade. Students must have a B or better in both
courses. Upon meeting the above criteria, students
must consult a faculty advisor to discuss the
replacement of the "pre-health professional"
label with "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.
2040, 2050 (10)
1250, 1270, 1280 or 1350, 1370, 1380 (10)
3410, 3440 & 3450 or 3460 (9-10)
1280 or 1300 (by placement); MATH 1310,
or 1340 and 1350 (possibly 2320, depending
on medical school and major) (5-11)
2010 and 2020 or 2110 and 2120 (10)
1120 (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.