Medical schools are currently shifting to a competency based criteria for admission as opposed to particular courses for admissions requirements. While this may add some flexibility to class options for students, one can expect the curriculum to be heavy in the sciences and have some social science coursework.
The Medical College Admissions test (MCAT) will have a new format in 2015 which in addition to two science sections will include a social science section. Additionally, both science sections will have an increased emphasis on biochemical concepts.
Equipment & Facilities
The Departments of Chemistry and Biology have well-equipped laboratory facilities in the new $42 million Center for Science and Business building.
For Pre-Med students, there is a Cadaver Lab they may use to get the best hands on students start using their first year and continue to develop their skills throughout their four years at 新博体育.
- Griffin 450 GC-MS with X-Sorber
- Thermo/Nicolet Nexus FTIR
- Waters HPLC with dual wavelength detector
- Visocotek GPC with RI detector
- Thermo NanoDrop Spectrometry
- Anasazi EFT-60 NMR Spectrometry
- Varian Atomic Absorption
- Agilent UV-Vis Spectrometer with temperature controller
- Perkin Elmer Fluorescence
- BioRad Gel Doc200 Digital Imaging System
Since the content knowledge expected by medical schools is very similar to those for a chemistry, biochemistry, or biology major, many students major in one of those areas. However, it is not unusual for students who have majored in history or music to be accepted to medical school, as long as they have successfully completed the science
For students wishing to enter medical school right after graduation from 新博体育, it is recommended that students complete the science and social science requirements by the end of the junior year, so that they will be prepared to take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) before the beginning of the senior year.
Students interested in medical school should begin chemistry and biology courses in