Resources for Pre-Med Students

 

Deciding if a medical career is right for you:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/medical-care...

 

Applying to Medical School with AMCAS (The American Medical College Application Service):

Medical School Application: Understanding the Process:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-med...

Personal Statement or Essay (What it is and how to write it):

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/sect...

Advice from Johns Hopkins on Personal Statement:

http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/preprofadvising/pre-medhealth/applicants/p...

Taking the MCAT exam:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-...

Preparing for Medical School Interviews:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-med...

 

Pre-requisite courses for Medical School Admission:

Medical schools require the applicants to have successfully completed courses under the following broad categories.

Biology: One academic year (8 credit hours) of general biology or vertebrate zoology with labs.

Chemistry: One academic year (8 credit hours) of general chemistry or inorganic chemistry with labs.

Physics: One academic year (8 credit hours) of physics with labs.

Organic Chemistry: One academic year of organic chemistry with labs (8 credit hours) OR one semester of organic chemistry with labs (4 credit hours) plus one semester of biochemistry (4 credit hours).

 

The GCSU courses that fulfill the medical school requirements can be found here.