Office: Laney 303C
Office: LSC 154
Dr. K.C. Weaver (Chemistry)
Office: Laney 303B
Office: LSC 151
Most medical schools require a minimum of three years (90 semester hours) of undergraduate college work, but almost all expect that students will complete a four-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree. Although many medical schools do not require specific courses or a specific major, most students who are successful in advancing into a college of medicine major in biology, chemistry, or general science.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of applicants for admission to most colleges of medicine. Admission to medical school largely depends upon scores achieved on this test. Areas covered by the exam are verbal reasoning, writing, biological sciences, and physical sciences. For information and / or applications for taking the MCAT, contact Dr. Jerald Manion, Department of Chemistry, or Dr. Mike Martin, Department of Biology.
Minimum requirements for admission to the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are:
Biology 1440 - Principles of Biology I
Biology 1441 - Principles of Biology II
Biology 2490 - Genetics (Not required but recommended)
Biology 3402 - Cell Biology (Not required but recommended)
Chemistry 1450 - General Chemistry I
Chemistry 1451 - General Chemistry II
Chemistry 2401 - Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 3411 - Organic Chemistry II
Physics 1410 - College Physics I
Physics 1420 - College Physics II
Mathematics: Two semesters (College Algebra and above)
English: Three semesters
Courses in the humanities are also required, but this requirement is satisfied by completion of the UCA general education program. UAMS suggests that the following courses, though not required, would be beneficial: Statistics, Computer Science, Calculus, Sociology, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Speech.
UAMS Admissions: http://www.uams.edu/com/comcat/default.asp
American Medical College Application Service: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT): http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/