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?

Classes needed to learn the content on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), and to meet the requirements for most medical schools.

What is the national standardized test?

The Medical College Admission Test, the MCAT, is required of admissions to medical school.

Get free practice test questions and topic information 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.


Back to top of page