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Pre-Med Requirements

Requirements for individual medical schools are similar.  All require basic biology, chemistry, and math.   Virtually all require the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  This test was primarily a science test, however, in 2015 the format will change and the test will be half science and half behavioral.  In addition to the above, students also must write a personal statement and go through an interview to be admitted to medical school.  

Considerations When Applying

Most students will apply to schools in their home state.  The major reason is economics.  Most schools charge double the tuition for an out of state student.  However, many schools will help out of state students meet their state residency requirements so they will only pay in state tuition starting their second year.

When applying to medical school do not just at the requirements, but, consider the profile of students you are competing with.  Most will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an MCAT score of 24 or higher.  So, what can you do to make you stand amongst your competition?

 

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