Students planning on pursuing a career in the medical field can complete course requirements at EMU for admission to medicine, optometry, podiatry, veterinary and chiropractic programs. For information on these programs, see the advising coordinator.
While medical schools do not prescribe a premedical curriculum, they expect a thorough understanding of modern concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, and all value mathematical competence, with some specifying a course sequence in mathematics. Most pre-medical students, therefore, select a major in one of these areas, although this is not mandatory. Students should earn the bachelor’s degree prior to admission to medical school.
An important admission requirement for most medical schools, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), is given in April and August in various centers throughout the nation. This test should be taken after prerequisites in biology, chemistry and physics are completed, typically during the junior year.
Each allopathic and osteopathic medical school establishes its own admission requirements. The course requirements are similar but differ enough so that students should consult the catalogs of the schools in which they are interested. The latest edition of Medical School Admission Requirements, available at the reference desk of Halle library and in the premedicine adviser’s office, should be consulted. The introductory chapters of this book should be read by every prospective medical student.
If students electing the premedicine sequence are not achieving at least a 2.75 GPA (overall and in their major), their chances of acceptance by a medical school are minimal, and they should plan their programs so that other professional or vocational goals are possible.
The following programs have articulation agreements with the colleges listed below. For more information, please contact the department head or the Office of Community College Relations at 229 Rackham Hall, 734.487.6577. Full-text versions of articulation agreements are available at www.emich.edu/ccr/artguide.php.
B.S. Pre-Chiropractic—Logan University