Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical School Education & Admissions

M.D. Prerequisites Courses 2019-2020

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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. On-line courses cannot be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

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.

Required Courses

Course Semesters Quarters
English 2 3
Chemistry + Labs 2 3
Organic Chemistry + Lab 1 2
Biochemistry +/- Lab* 1 2
Physics + Labs 2 3
Biology + Labs 2 3
Behavioral Science** 2 3

*Biochemistry Lab is recommended, but not required.

**Behavioral Sciences include courses in the: Humanities, Bioethics, Psychology, Sociology

A course in biochemistry is now required. A biochemistry lab. will be recommended, but will NOT be required. Two semesters of a Behavioral Science are now required.

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:

Recommended Courses

  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology

All Academic requirements must be completed no later than August 1st of the year you will start medical school. 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.