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The pre-medical course requirements must be completed before matriculating and preferably before applying. Undergraduate or post/baccalaureate required courses must be completed in the United States at a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting body. For more information regarding UWSOM prerequisite requirements please click here.
Pre-medical courses must include a minimum of:
Physics - two semesters or three quarters; OR one semester or two quarters of physics, plus one semester or two quarters of calculus or linear algebra.
The following courses are recommended, but not required:
Courses such as evolution, ecology, biodiversity, nutrition, environmental sciences,
astronomy and atmospheric sciences will not satisfy the prerequisites. The biochemistry
course for first-year medical students focuses on molecular mechanisms central to
human health and disease. It is taught with the assumption that participants have
already mastered the fundamentals of biochemistry, including molecular genetics, structure
and activity of proteins, and metabolism.
If you are unable to determine which of your courses meet the requirements please email AskUWSOM@u.washington.edu. Replies generally take one to two weeks.
Applicants are required to take the MCAT as a part of the WWAMI application process. It is strongly recommended that applicants take the MCAT no later than the summer prior to application.
Please contact the PreProfessional Advising Office at email@example.com for more information.