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. 


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:

Preparing for the Professional School Interview from Lamar University:

Sample Med School Interview Questions from Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

MCAT Preview Guide

AAMC Resources

List of Accredited US Medical Schools:
(click on the U.S. medical schools hyperlink)

Info on the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS):

Selected Regional Medical Schools

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion:
(preference given to SD residents) 

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN:  

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City: 

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City:

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE:

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis:

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City:  

University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks: