Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.

Consult the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) guide for requirements and admission statistics to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools for the most accurate information, Osteopathic Medical College Information Book.

A reference copy of the Osteopathic Medical College Information book is available in the Career Development library, located in the Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership. Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Pre-Medicine @ Gustavus

Indicated in italic type (MCAT) means the course is also recommended for the Medical College Admission Test.

First Year:

Fall
BIO 101 Principles of Biology (MCAT)
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry (MCAT)
FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course- WRITI)
S/A 112 Principles of Sociology or PSY 100 General Psychology (MCAT)
Spring
BIO 102 Organismal Biology (MCAT)
CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I (MCAT)
S/A 112 Principles of Sociology or PSY 100 General Psychology (MCAT)

Second Year:

Fall
BIO 201 Cell and Molecular (recommended) (MCAT recommended) (serve as a pre-requisite for BIO 374 and BIO 380)
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II (MCAT)
English- literature

January Interim
NDL 068 Career Exploration (strongly recommended)
Spring
BIO 202 Evolution, Eco. & Behav. (recommended) (MCAT recommended) (serve as a pre-requisite for BIO 374 and BIO 380)
CHE 258 Inorganic Chemistry I (MCAT recommended)
MCS 121 or 118/119 Calculus

Junior Year:

Fall
PHY 120/121 General Physics w/lab or PHY 122/121 General Physics (with calculus) w/lab (MCAT)
CHE 255 Biochemistry (MCAT Spring 2015 on exam) (or Spring)
Spring
PHY 170/171 General Physics II w/lab or PHY 172/171 General Physics II (with calculus) w/lab (MCAT)

Senior Year:

Fall
Elective- Humanities or Social Science upper level course, with an intensive writing requirement, WRITD. (U of M requirement- "upper level courses are typically those with a course number of 300 or higher. Writing intensive courses are ones in which writing is an intergral part of the course. Typically, you're required to complete at least one, 10 page paper.") U of M accepts a Gustavus 200 level Humanities or Social Science with the writing componet for this requirement as well as a 300 level course.
MCS 142 Intro. Stats (or equivalent recommended, Fall 2016 Creighton requirement)
HES 234 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HES 235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fall 2016 Creighton requirement)

Spring

HES 234 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or HES 235 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fall 2016 Creighton requirement)

Regional MD Pre-requisite requirements

Consult the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) guide for requirements and admission statistics to all U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools for the most accurate information, Osteopathic Medical College Information Book.

University of Minnesota
Creighton
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Iowa: Carver College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic: Mayo Medical School
Loyola Stritch
University of North Dakota
Rosalind Franklin
University of Wisconsin (Stats and Calculus)
University of Illinois
University of South Dakota
Washington Universtiy (St. Louis)
University of Nebraska (Genetics requirement)
University of South Dakota
Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.
Consult the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) guide for requirements and admission statistics to all U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools for the most accurate information, Osteopathic Medical College Information Book. Requirements.

A reference copy of the Osteopathic Medical College Information book is available in the Career Development library, located in the Gustavus Center for Servant Leadership. Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

 

 

Updated 04/04/2014 HAB