The Interdisciplinary Sciences pre-med curriculum is based primarily on the pre-requisite requirements of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and other regional med schools. Whether you intend to pursue allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medicine, successful completion of our pre-med curriculum and wisely chosen electives will help you meet the expectations for admission. Add meaningful volunteer work, physician shadowing, and strong scores on the MCAT to strengthen your applications and reach your goal.
Consult the admissions/application web
pages of the professional programs for information on required
pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and
application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not
accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for
the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs
also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a
certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application.
Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements.
Student DocAAMC resourcesAssociation of American Medical Colleges:Info on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion:University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City