Michigan Medical School Prerequisites

This website is a guide only.

Students must consult with their preprofessional advisor AND the appropriate medical schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements.

Each professional school has their own policy on whether or not they accept credit from AP and community colleges. Students must contact the individual schools themselves in order to determine the requirements for course planning.

Central Michigan University College of Medicine 


Biology Science

2 semesters of biological science (Includes Anatomy, Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology) and 2 labs

Organic Chemistry

2 semesters of organic chemistry (at least one lab)


one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry (at least one lab)

Recommended Courses

Inorganic chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Social Sciences, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Physics.

Experience: 200 hours of combined experience in health/medically related fields, community service, research, and leadership positions. Must include clinical experience and voluntary community service.

Competitive GPA: 3.67 Science, 3.74 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 506

Website: CMU College of Medicine Admissions


MSU College of Human Medicine

MCAT-Influenced Preparation Model is listed below. MSU CHM offers a total of 4 prerequisite models.


Biochemistry Biochemistry (1 semester)

Biological Science

Biology with lab (1 year)


General Chemistry with lab (1 year)


College Algebra or higher or statistics

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry with lab (1 year)


2 Introductory Physics with lab (1 year)

Social science coursework

Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology (1 semester)

Upper Level Biological Science

1 Semester of 300-400 level or junior-senior level coursework. Options include:

Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computer Science, Embryology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology, and Psychology.

Competitive GPA: 3.58 Science, 3.68 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 507

Website: MSU College of Human Medicine Admissions


MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine



Please see Chemistry

Biological Science

8 credits


16 credits of inorganic & organic chemistry (including BMB)

English Composition

6 credits of English (WRA/LB 133 + Tier II Writing Course/LB 492)

Recommended Courses

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete an additional 4 to 6 courses in senior level biological sciences such as genetics, anatomy, physiology, histology, microbiology, immunology, & neurobiology. Ideally, you should have completed at least 4 of these classes PRIOR to submitting your application.

Competitive GPA: 3.59 Science 3.7 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 504

Website: MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Prerequisites (Starting 2018 Admission Cycle)


1 course in Biochemistry


1 course in Statistics (Math or Social Science based)

Science Lab

1 lab in either Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Science & Math Courses

24 college credits (excluding AP courses) with breadth and depth of science and math disciplines. Of those 24 credits, above biochemistry, statistics, and science lab are included.

Additional Course

1 course in Social or Behavioral Sciences.


Prerequisites (Discontinuing with 2018 Admission Cycle)

Biological Science

2 semesters of Biology with 1 lab


CEM 141 & 161 & 142 & 162 (LB 171/171L & 172/172L)

Organic Chemistry

(CEM 251 & 252 & 255) or CEM 143


PHY 231 & 251 & 232 & 252 (LB 273 & 274)


PHY 241 & 251 & 242 & 252

Recommended Courses

1 semester of Biochemistry 

2 semesters Social/Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology)

Competitive GPA: 3.76 Science, 3.80 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 495 Mimimum. 510 median score for admitted applicants

Website: OUWB School of Medicine Admissions


University of Michigan Medical School

Beginning with the 2017 entering class, University of Michigan's Medical School will no longer require specific prerequisite courses and will move to competency-based admissions requirements. This involves demonstrated academic strength and rigor in the following areas:

  • Biomedical and Social Sciences (including skills in Written and Verbal Communication)
  • Statistical Analysis and Epidemiology
  • Hypothesis Development and Investigation
  • Analytical Thought and Problem-Solving Skills

For more detailed information, please visit the UM Medical School Admissions website below.

Competitive GPA: 3.86 Science, 3.88 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 518

Website: UM Medical School Admissions


Wayne State University School of Medicine


Biological Science

2 semesters of Biology with labs


CEM 141 & 161 & 142 & 162 (LB 171/171L & 172/172L)


2 semesters of English (WRA/LB 133 + Tier II Writing Course/LB 492)

Organic Chemistry

(CEM 251 & 252 & 255)


PHY 231 & 251 & 232 & 252 (LB 273 & 274)


PHY 241 & 251 & 242 & 252

Recommended Courses

Biochemistry, Statistics, Medical Ethics, Mathematics, Social Science, Upper Level Biology.

Competitive GPA: 3.66 Science, 3.74 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 509

Website: WSU School of Medicine Admissions


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Beginning with the 2016 entering class, WMU's Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will no longer require specific prerequisite courses. For more detailed information, please visit the UM Medical School Admissions website below.

Recommended Courses: Biochemistry, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Statistics.

Competitive GPA: 3.56 Science, 3.66 Overall

Competitive MCAT: 515

Website: WMED Admissions