Medicine

The courses required for admission to medical school are listed below, along with their Binghamton University equivalents. With the exception of English and Mathematics, the remaining coursework is covered on the MCAT. Therefore, you need to complete the Biology, both Chemistries and Physics coursework prior to taking the MCAT. There are several ways you can create a course schedule in order to complete these course requirements in a timely manner. These, as well as other information, are discussed in the 2014-15 Freshman Sophomore Pre-Health Handbook (pdf, 266kb).

Medical School Curriculum Requirements
Subject
Course Rubric and Number
Biology (1 year) BIOL 117 & BIOL 118
Chemistry (1 year) CHEM 107 & CHEM 108
OR
CHEM 111 & CHEM 341 
You MUST choose one sequence. You may NOT switch between sequences. Also, CHEM 107 MUST be taken in the fall semester and CHEM 108 in the spring semester.
Organic Chemistry (1 year) CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)
Physics (1 year) PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132
English (1 year) Any course in English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI) departments.
Mathematics (1 semester) MATH 221 Occasionally, medical schools will require a second semester of mathematics. Students may use calculus 2 (MATH 222) or statistics (MATH 147, MATH 148 or PSYC 243). Since math requirements may vary by school, students should verify admission requirements before applying.
There are significant changes to the subject matter covered on the 2015 MCAT, which will likely be reflected also in the 2016 admission requirements. In addition to the courses listed above, the following topics/coursework will be covered on the 2015 MCAT. Please note, the following list is subject to change. Please check back for additional updates.
Biochemistry (1 semester) BCHEM 302 (BIOL 302)
Statistics (1 semester) MATH 147 or MATH 148 or PSYC 243
Psychology (1 semester) PSYC 111
Medical Anthropology (1 semester) Course Number:
ANTH 243 (4 credits-offered during the spring semester- prerequisite: ANTH 111) or ANTH 240 (2 credits- offered only during the winter & summer sessions)

Last Updated: 8/5/14