Prerequisites For M.D.

Prerequisites For M.D. Program

Prerequisites For M.D. Program

Completion of Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree or Pre-Medical program from any medical school with 90 credit hours with fulfillment of below pre-requisites.

English

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) of English.

It is required that the applicant reads, writes, and speaks English fluently.

Critical writing/thinking skills by completing a course that features expository or interpretative writing is recommended.

Students who have done their previous education at an institution (institutions) where English is not the primary medium of teaching can be asked to take a semester of English at MUCM.

Mathematics

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) of Mathematics.

Basic competence in Algebra or calculus and Statistics or biostatistics is needed.

Physics

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) of Physics

Applicants should demonstrate competency in understanding of the constants and units of physical measurement, Newtonian mechanics, the physical properties of various states of matter (such as liquids, solids and gasses), and the basic aspects of electricity, magnetism and optics, and their applications to living systems.

Biology

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) Biology.

Applicants should demonstrate competency in human and animal biology, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, and principles of organ system physiology.

An understanding of signal transduction, basic pharmacologic principles, homeostasis and feedback, hormones and their receptors, neuronal signaling, and immunology is recommended.

Nucleic acid structure and function, genetic recombination, gene expression in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, process of transcription, etc., are recommended.

General/Inorganic Chemistry

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) general or inorganic chemistry.

Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of inorganic chemistry such as bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactivity, equilibrium, energetics, and thermodynamics.

Organic Chemistry

MUCM requires students to have completed one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) organic chemistry.

It is recommended that at least 3 – 4 semester credit hours of the organic chemistry be in Biochemistry.

Applicants should show competency in the principles of chemistry in relation to the biological systems.

An understanding of protein structure and function is recommended.

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences

MUCM requires students to have completed at least one year (two semesters or 6 – 8 semester credit hours) of undergraduate (or equivalent) course work in humanities or/and social sciences or/and behavioral sciences.

Courses like literature, philosophy, history, arts, musicology, sociology, economics, political sciences, anthropology, psychology, etc., are acceptable.

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