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When we think of health care, we think of medicine

Modern medicine generally refers to clinical practice: the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease by a physician. Two types of medical education and practice exist in the United States today.  The physician may be an allopathic physician (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.).

Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for medical school. Also learn information about medical schools and general information about allopathic and osteopathic medicine.

What classes do I need to take?

The classes you need to learn the content for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) as well are meet the requirement for most medical schools (MD and DO) in the USA in the link below.  You can learn more specific requirements for each of the schools, MD and DO, through MSAR and CIB listed in the More Useful Links below. 

  UM-Dearborn pre-requisite courses for medical school

What is the national standardized test?

The Medical College Admission Test, MCAT, is required of admissions to medical school (both MD and DO). The best way to prepare for the MCAT is to do well academically in all the pre-requisite courses before studying for the MCAT.  To become familiar with the MCAT exam, please read and understand the MCAT Essentials, published each year, on the MCAT URL

NOTE: Get free practice test questions and topic information as you take your pre-med classes on the Khan Academy and MCAT site.

What else should I know?

It is important that you learn and incorporate the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students in your academic and non-academic activities.

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.

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