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The pre-med track at Ashland University prepares students for medical school, and for the MCAT test which is required by medical schools. To be considered competitive for admission to medical schools, students should maintain a 3.75 GPA or better. MCAT entrance exam scores range from 472 to 528. A score of 508 or better is considered competitive for many medical schools. The bottom of this page contains our guide to getting into medical school including a timeline for the application process.

See information on other professional health programs on the Health related professional schools page.

Helpful online resources

AMCAS online application service

Admissions process

MCAT registration and information

The Student Doctor Network


MCAT Question of the Day

Links to Ohio Medical Schools

Case Western Reserve University (MD)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)


The Ohio State University (MD)

Ohio University (DO)

The University of Toledo (MD)

University of Cincinnati (MD)

Wright State University (MD)

Courses to take to prepare for admission to Medical School

Note: If you plan to apply to medical school for entrance in Fall of 2016 or later you will be taking the new 2015 MCAT. This revised exam contains a new section on social and behavioral sciences called "Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior". To prepare for this new section we recommend that you take a semester or two of psychology and/or sociology. You can read more about the new 2015 MCAT here.

Required coursework for medical school admission:

  • One year of biology (Bio 201/202; required for Biology, Biochemistry and Toxicology majors)
  • General chemistry (Chem 103/104; required for Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Toxicology majors)
  • Organic chemistry (Chem 307/308; both required for Chemistry major; Chem 307 for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Physics (Phys 201/202 or Phys 205/206; required for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors)
  • One year of English (Eng 101/102; required of all majors at AU)

These additional courses are important for preparing for the MCAT entrance exam and for your first year medical school classes:

  • Calculus (Math 201/202 or 205/206 - Required for Biochemistry, Chemistry and Toxicology majors; one year of math required for Biology major)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (Bio 325/326 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Microbiology (Bio 340 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Cell Biology (Bio 424 - elective for Biology and Toxicology majors)
  • Biochemistry (Bio/Chem 429 - required for Biochemistry and Toxicology majors; elective for Biology major)

Guide to the application process

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