The path to medical school can be divided into a few, very simplified, steps
These steps are going to be broken down into greater detail so you can gain a better grasp on what it takes to get into medical school.
Medical schools in the U.S. require applicants to have graduated college with at least a bachelor's degree and have taken a set amount of prerequisite courses. These courses are also what is tested over on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). They consist of:
* BIO 1404 and BIO 1414 (previous Biology course numbers still meet approved Biology prerequisites)
The typical accepted medical school student averages around a 3.70 GPA.
Due to the heavy competition of getting into medical school, having straight A’s just won't cut it.
There are many things you can do to build your resume. Here is a list of typical activities that pre-med students do in their free time:
All of these are some of the many things that medical schools look for in a potential candidate. Admission councils want to look for someone that is not only knowledgeable, but well rounded and passionate about the medical field.