Advisors: Jeff Anderson, Manuel Campos, David Huber, Barbara May, David Mitchell, Chris Schaller
Medical schools consider majors in any discipline to be acceptable for admission. Prerequisites are one year of introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, and physics.
Admission to medical schools is competitive and the admission process considers courses, grades, performance on the Medical College Admission Test, service record, medical exposure, personal interviews at the medical schools during the senior year, and letters of evaluation. General information can be found in the CSB/SJU Pre-professional health programs web page (http://www.csbsju.edu/premed/) and the American Association of Medical Colleges web site (http://www.aamc.org/).
CSB/SJU courses that meet general admissions requirements are: BIOL 121, 221; CHEM 123, 234, 235, 236; 8 credits of physics; and MATH 123 or 124. The Minnesota medical schools also require a course in biochemistry such as, BIOL 317 or BCHM 322. In addition, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities requires one semester of calculus (MATH 119 or 123) and strongly recommends Genetics (BIOL 316) and Statistics (MATH 124). Since specific requirements vary from school to school, students considering a career in medicine are urged to contact one of the pre-medical advisors early in their studies.