Admissions Requirements

General Medical School requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college
  • Competitive GPA (Varies from medical school to medical school)
    • Overall GPA average 3.7
    • Science (BCPM) GPA ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) should be around a 3.7
  • Competitive Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) score
  • Strong letters of recommendation
    • MSU does not have a pre-medical committee so students must have at least 3 letters from faculty from whom they took a class or did research under.

Coursework required for most medical colleges (and strongly suggested by our office)

  • 2 semesters of  General Chemistry with labs (inorganic chemistry) (8h)
  • 2 semesters of Organic chemistry with labs (8h)
  • 2 semesters of Biology (Biology I and II)
  • 2 semesters of either General Physics (trig-based) or Physics (Cal-based)
    • Note: some medical colleges require 8 hours of physics, so a 3rd semester of either General physics III or Physics III is required; see pre-medical advisor to determine if the medical school you plan on applying to requires 8 hours.
  • 2 upper-level biology courses (Suggestions are Microbiology, Animal Physiology, Comparative Anatomy)
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry

Additional requirements that make for a stronger applicant

  • Physician Shadowing
    • 40 hours minimum but 60-100 hours is competitive
  • Experiences
    • Volunteer/Community Service
      • It is important to show humanistic qualities on your application. Evidence of your interest in people and your commitment to serving others is shown through community service.
      • Community service can be accomplished through various student organizations, through churches, civic organizations, or on your own.
  • Leadership/responsibility
    • This can be shown through being an officer in a club, initiating/organizing a philanthropic event, participating in the Montgomery Leadership program
  • Research
  • Employment
  • Other commitments (athletics, artistic endeavors, etc.)