NMU Premedical/Predental Post Bac

Program Outline (Subject to modification)

This outline assumes no previous coursework in the sciences.

 

Year 1, Fall     Year 1, Winter     Year 1, Summer  
Intro Bio (BI 111)* 4 cr.   Anatomy (BI201) 4 cr.   Physiology (BI202)# 5 cr.
Intro Chem (CH111)* 5 cr.   Intro Chem (CH112) 5 cr.      
Mathematics** 5 cr.   Mathematics 5 cr.      
MGH Conferences     MGH Conferences        
Observation Experience+     Observation Experience+     Observation Experience+  
Volunteer work++     Volunteer work++     Volunteer work++  
Year 2, Fall     Year 2, Winter     Year 2, Summer  
Organic Chem (CH 321) 4 cr.   Organic Chem (CH 322) 4 cr.      
Intro Cell/Molecular (BI218) 5 cr.   Physics (PH202) 5 cr.      
Physics (PH201) 5 cr.   Genetics (BI312)# 4 cr.      
Research##     Research     Board interview if qualified.  
MGH Conferences     MGH Conferences        
Observation Experience+     Observation Experience+     Overseas experience or volunteer work plus observation experience.  
Volunteer work++     Volunteer work++     Application to medical/dental school.  
      MCAT/DAT prep
Take MCAT/DAT
       
Glide year, Fall     Glide year, Winter    
Biochem (CH450)##     Histology (BI 426)## 4 cr.  
Elective (Psych/Bio)     Elective (Psych/PL/Bio) 5 cr.  
           
Research##     Research##    
Observation Experience+     Observation Experience+    
Volunteer work++     Volunteer work++    

* All courses have a lab component.  Electives in the Glide year will be tailored to the student’s needs based on the medical or dental schools they are applying to.  CH111 requires placement into or successful completion of MA104 or MA111, as does PH201 and PH202.

** Mathematics through MA104 (College Algebra) is required.  Students will either meet that requirement coming into the program or have to take MA100 before taking MA104.  Students who are beyond MA104 may opt to take courses through the calculus sequence if they wish.

+ Physician or Dentist observation experiences can be coordinated through the premedical advisor. 

++ Volunteer work will be obtained with guidance from the premedical advisor.

# Optional but recommended for either MCAT prep or first year of medical/dental school.

## Research (not guaranteed) in biology (genetics or other), chemistry, or psychology will be coordinated with appropriate faculty.

 

Note that it may be possible for an incoming student to be ready for the MCAT after their first year, depending on what courses they’ve taken in their previous baccalaureate program.  For example, if they’ve completed chemistry upon entry, their schedule may be revised to take organic chemistry and physics their first fall and take the MCAT the following spring.  Also, if an incoming student is not math ready for chemistry or physics, the schedule can be modified to move the chemistry beginning the second semester with completion in the summer. There is a lot of flexibility that is possible and the schedule needs to be tailored to the student’s needs.