New York Medical College

School of Medicine

Premedical Coursework Requirements


How to Apply Although not required, it is strongly recommended that applicants successfully complete undergraduate college work leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of arts and sciences in the United States or Canada. All courses offered in satisfaction of the premed requirements for admission must be taken at, or accepted as transfer credits by, an accredited college in the United States or Canada and must be acceptable to that institution toward a baccalaureate degree in arts or sciences. (This includes Advanced Placement courses taken in high school.) The Admissions Committee has no preference for a major field of undergraduate study, but any college work submitted must include the following specified credits in chemistry, physics, biology and English. Science courses must include substantial laboratory work.

Applicants must have successfully completed the following of premed requirements (or have them in progress) from an accredited college in the United States or Canada:

General Biology, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
General Chemistry, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
Organic Chemistry, 1st semester or equivalent with lab
Biochemistry, 1 semester or equivalent, (with or without lab)
Physics, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs
English, 2 semesters or equivalent (or successful completion of the English requirements of your undergraduate institution)

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) must be taken between January 2012 and November 2014. MCAT scores from tests taken prior to January 2012 will not be accepted.

Any applicant who has had scholastic difficulty in any medical school or has previously withdrawn or been dismissed from any medical school is ineligible to apply.


Updated: May 19, 2015