Online Medical School Training and Career Guide

Welcome to Medical School Training! We have everything you need to make your medical school application process easier. Medical school acceptance rates, requirements, rankings, prerequisites, admission statistics, and programs that each medical school offer are just a few helpful things you will find here. Our goal is to make any medical school you apply to be the easiest medical school to get into.

Medical School Requirements

What are the requirements for medical school?

To be considered for medical school, you have to meet the prerequisites that must be fulfilled during your college career. The required courses that make up the prerequisite are mostly science classes. Every medical school prerequisite requirement is different but they’re generally one year in each of the following courses:

  • Biology with Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • Physics
  • English
  • Calculus

Many medical schools don’t accept AP credits or credits for courses taken online if they are on the list of courses for the prerequisite.

What is the minimum GPA for medical school?

Ideally you would want a GPA of 3.0 or greater in all your science courses and your overall GPA should be 3.5 or greater.

Do I need to take the MCAT?

Generally all medical schools require you to take the MCATs and they are only considered if they are less than three years of the year you’re enrolling into medical school. Most medical schools’ minimum MCAT score requirement is 22 or greater but the ideal score should be 27 or greater with even distribution. Since the MCAT is divided into three sections, 9 in Biological Science, 9 in Physical Science, and 9 in Verbal Reasoning is a much greater score than 14 in Biological Sciences, 10 in Physical Sciences, and 3 in Verbal Reasoning.

What is the MCAT?

MCAT is the acronym for the Medical College Admissions Test. It is a required test to take before you can apply for medical school. The MCAT is split into three sections: Biological Sciences, Physcial Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning. You can find more information on the MCAT on the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) website here.

Letters of recommendations for medical school

All medical schools require at least two to three letters of recommendations. These letters should usually be from a science faculty in your school or from an organization you’ve volunteer for.

Do I need volunteer experience before applying to medical school?

It isn’t a requirement to have volunteer experience when applying for medical school but it is highly recommended. By volunteering in a local health clinic or hospital shows that you’re serious about medical school and that you have initiative to help others. And by volunteering, you’re getting exposed to working in the field of medicine. Also, you can receive a letter of recommendation from the organization you volunteered at which will definitely boost your chances of getting into the medical school of your choice.

Are you ready for medical school?

Summary of medical school requirements

  • You need to take the following courses for at least one year.
    • Biology with Lab
    • Inorganic Chemistry with Lab
    • Organic Chemistry with Lab
    • Physics
    • English
    • Calculus
  • You need a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • You need a minimum MCAT score of 27.
  • You need at least two to three letters of recommendation from science faculties that have taught you or that you have worked with.
  • You should volunteer for an organization related to the medical field.

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