M.D. Prerequisites Courses 2013
Nicaragua Medical Mission
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine accepts students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college work, including the required courses shown in the following table.
All coursework must be taken in a college or university located in North America or Puerto Rico and approved by a national accrediting agency and listed in the current Education Directory of the US Office of Education. Except for study-abroad courses taken while attending a qualified institution, credits earned at foreign institutions are not accepted.
It is expected that the major portion of required science courses will be taken at the senior college level. An application that presents only a junior college academic record will not be considered. CLEP credits are not accepted. AP credits are accepted and can be used to satisfy requirements for English, behavioral science, biology, physics, and inorganic chemistry, as long as the credits appear on a college transcript and are verified by AMCAS. The English requirement can also be met by literature courses.
|Chemistry + Labs||2||3|
|Organic Chemistry + Labs (before 1/14)||2||3|
|Organic Chemistry + Lab (after 6/14)||1||2|
|Biochemistry + Lab** (after 6/14)||1||2|
|Physics + Labs||2||3|
|Biology + Labs||2||3|
|Additional Science* (before 1/14)||2||3|
|Behavioral Science* (after 6/14)||2||3|
*Behavioral Sciences include courses in the: Humanities, Bioethics, Psychology, Sociology **Biochemistry Lab is recommended, but not required.
Prior to January 1, 2014, a course in biochemistry is strongly recommended and may be substituted for one semester of organic chemistry. If you are applying after June 1, 2014, a course in biochemistry will be required. If you are applying after June 1, 2014, a biochemistry lab. will be recommended, but will NOT be required. Additional sciences include mathematics, natural or social sciences, and computer science. If you are applying after June 1, 2014, two semesters of a Behavioral Science will be required and will replace the additional science requirement.
The courses shown above constitute the minimum acceptable preparation for the study of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine. Applicants should keep in mind that accepted students have had extensive coursework in the natural sciences, including many of the courses shown below:
- Biochemistry (After 1/1/14, will be required)
- Cell & Molecular Biology
- Computer Science
- Developmental Biology
- Behavioral Science (After 1/1/14, will be required)
All Academic requirements must be completed no later than August 1 of the year of entrance. This is a firm requirement for all accepted students, including those in the Honors Program in Medicine and the Medical Scholars Program. Accepted applicants must provide official final transcripts of all coursework taken before they matriculate in the School of Medicine.