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MCAT & Pre-medical Course Requirements


All candidates are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). For the 2021-22 application cycle, only scores from exams taken between January 2019 and September 2021 are eligible for consideration in the cycle.  

In fairness to all applicants, there are no exceptions to these posted MCAT date requirements.

Pre-medical Course Requirements

All applicants must successfully complete undergraduate college work leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of arts and sciences in the United States or Canada. 

The admissions committee has no preference for a major field of undergraduate study, but any college work submitted must include the following specified courses in English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.  (Although not required, some upper-level science courses with laboratory work are strongly recommended).

  • English 2 semesters (or equivalent or successful completion of the English requirement(s) at your undergraduate institution)
  • General Biology with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Physics 2 semesters with lab (or equivalent)
  • General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Organic Chemistry with lab, 1 semester only (or equivalent)
  • Biochemistry 1 semester with or without lab (or equivalent) 

*We will accept Pass/Fail and online labs for coursework completed for the Winter & Spring of 2020. For Fall 2020 through Spring 2022, this will be reviewed case by case and should inquire with NYMC.


Individuals who are currently enrolled in any medical school or have previously withdrawn or been dismissed from any medical school for any reason are ineligible to apply to the NYMC School of Medicine.