Pre-Medicine

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. 

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Important Note 

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 Resources

Aspiring Docs

Sample Questions for Medical School Interviews

100 Medical School Interview Practice Questions from the University of Colorado at Boulder:
http://www.colorado.edu/aac/PreMed_interviewquestions.pdf

Preparing for the Professional School Interview from Lamar University:
http://dept.lamar.edu/biology/preprofessional/Medical%20school%20interview%2071404.htm

Sample Med School Interview Questions from Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
http://www.mit.edu/~career/preprof/pminterviewquestions.pdf

MCAT Preview Guide

Med School Websites

http://www.aamc.org/medicalschools.htm

List of Accredited US Medical Schools:
http://www.aamc.org/medicalschools.htm
(click on the U.S. medical schools hyperlink)

http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/about/start.htm

Info on the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS):
http://www.aamc.org/audienceamcas.htm

Selected Regional Medical Schools

http://www.usd.edu/medical-school/medical-doctor-program/index.cfm 
http://admissions.usd.edu/academics/majors/pre-medicine.cfm
(preference given to SD residents) 

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN:
http://www.mayo.edu/mms/md-admissions.html
 

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City:
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/osac/admissions/requirements.html 

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City:
http://www.kumc.edu/som/prospectivestudents.html

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE:
http://www2.creighton.edu/medschool/medicine/oma/index.php
 

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis:
http://www.meded.umn.edu/admissions/apply.php

http://www.medicine.ouhsc.edu/admissions/

University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks:
http://med.und.edu/studentaffairs/
  

 

Student Doc
AAMC resources
Association 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