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Prerequisite Coursework

  • All applicants must successfully complete the following Medical Core prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher (within the Bachelor’s degree or through coursework at a regionally accredited US institution of higher education). 

    Medical Core Prerequisite Courses and Credit Hours are listed in the chart below:

    Coursework Semester credit hours
    Medical Terminology 1
    Biology with Lab 4
    Microbiology 3
    Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
    Inorganic Chemistry/Biochemistry with Lab 4
    Human Anatomy/Anatomy & Physiology I 3 - 4
    Human Physiology/Anatomy & Physiology II 3 - 4
    Psychology (From Birth through Old Age/Across the Lifespan) 3

    Prerequisite science courses are to be completed within six years prior to the date of admission. All courses must be completed by the November 1, 2020 deadline. 

    A waiver of the six-year requirement, or grade requirement, for a prerequisite course may be requested by the applicant if 1) there is a continuous employment history that would demonstrate knowledge of the course content, or 2) the applicant has a B grade or better, within the last six years, in a more advanced course in the same subject. Knowledge-based testing does not satisfy any of the prerequisites. Please see our waiver form hereWaivers will not be considered until the application has been verified via CASPA. The waiver should be submitted to PADept@umes.edu. All waivers must be approved by the Program Director.