Students planning to enter a school of medicine must complete a bachelor's degree with a well-balanced liberal arts program before admission. Required premedical courses in the bachelor's degree program include composition, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. The three Minnesota medical schools are the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, the School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the Mayo Medical School in Rochester. Requirements of the various medical schools vary and frequently change; therefore, students should contact each individual school they are interested in. First-year UMM premedical students should contact the UMM premedical coordinator and work closely with their faculty adviser.
All three Minnesota medical schools participate in the American College Application Service (AMCAS). The AMCAS application should be filed between June 15 and November 15 of the preceding year for entry to medical school the following fall. Premedical students should begin application procedures for medical school during their junior year.
Students using AMCAS are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). This test is also required or strongly recommended by most medical schools in the United States. The MCAT is administered at UMM in the spring and fall of each year. It is recommended that students take the MCAT in the spring of their junior year. Applications for AMCAS and the Medical School Admission Test Bulletin of Information, which includes MCAT test dates and applications, are available at Student Counseling.
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