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Pre-Medical Track at Hope College
** Information for Hope students graduating in 2013 -2015 **
What classes do I need to take? Courses Required or Recommended
Allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools decide what pre-requisite courese are required for their schools, but genearlly there are 5, two-semester courses that are required at almost all medical schools. Since a medical school can add additional courses to its requirements, it is essential that a student investigates the specific requirements at the medical schools early in their college careers.
Courses Required at Most Medical Schools:
The above named coures are the topics tested on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) through January 2015. Students take the MCAT once these courses are complete and they feel confident about their ability to apply their knowledge in these areas.
Courses Required &/or Highly Recommended at Some Medical Schools:
What do I need to major in? Choice of Major
Medical schools seek students with diverse and broad academic backgrounds. Medical schools are most concerned with the overall quality and scope of undergraduate work and not with the specific academic major. A student should select a major area of study that is of interest and that will provide a foundation of knowledge necessary for the pursuit of several career alternatives. Many Hope students are interested in the sciences and will major in one of the sciences. However, Hope students with interests in the social sciences, humanities, or the arts, may major in one of those areas.
For current Hope College stuents, advising or questions related to the pre-Medical track, please contact HPA Professor T. Prokopow.