Students who are interested in applying to medical school after earning their engineering degrees need to be aware of the minimum requirements for admission to most medical schools. As early as possible in their undergraduate careers, premedical engineering students should visit Pre-Professional Advising, located at 100 Bay State Road, Fourth Floor.
Premedical students should note that Advanced Placement (AP) credit in a core science course usually will not satisfy premedical requirements, since medical schools prefer that you take your science requirements while you are in college. If you do utilize Advanced Placement credit for one of these courses, be sure to take another course at a higher level in the same discipline.
The minimum requirements for most medical programs are: one year of biology with laboratory; one year of general chemistry with laboratory; one year of organic chemistry with laboratory; one year of physics with laboratory; one year of mathematics. The College of Engineering general education requirements usually satisfy medical school requirements in these areas. Many medical schools require one year of English at the college level—composition or literature or a combination of both. For more information, contact Pre-Professional Advising, 100 Bay State Road, Fourth Floor.