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MCAT & Pre-medical Course Requirements


All candidates are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). For the 2019-20 application cycle, only scores from exams taken between January 2017 and September 2019 are eligible for consideration.  

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

Pre-medical Course Requirements

It is strongly recommended 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.  However, all courses offered in satisfaction of the pre-medical course requirements for admission must have been taken or be in progress 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 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) 

Individuals who are currently enrolled in any medical school or have previously withdrawn or been dismissed from any medical school for any reason are ineligible to apply to the NYMC School of Medicine.