- Students pursuing the pre-medical program are assigned to the pre-medical adviser who assists students in selecting the courses required or recommended for admission into medical school. Students must declare a major sometime during their freshman year. Although the choice of major is not restricted and students should choose a major that will interest them and provide a possible career for them, most pre-medical students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Such majors not only provide the necessary prerequisites for medical school but also ensure the student has a strong science background.
- NMU has a pre-medical advisory board composed of practicing physicians and professors who oversee the pre-medical programs, providing students with information about the profession, application procedures to medical school and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The board may also write a letter of evaluation for students granted board interviews. The board considers the students GPA, MCAT score, letters of reference and responses during a personal interview.
- Regardless of the major selected at NMU, student should complete the following courses in preparation for medical school:
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*These courses are to be completed in addition to those required for any particular major. Students majoring in biology/physiology, chemistry or biochemistry will be taking most of these courses in their major. The remaining courses listed are recommended.
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