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OHSU Medical (Pre-professional)

Oregon Health & Science University
Medicine (pre-professional)
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Required Courses:

University Requirement RCC Equivalency Credits
One year of General Biology
w/ lab 
BI 211, 212, 213 General Biology I, II, & III w/lab (take genetics at a 4-year institution).  12 
One year General Chemistry
w/ lab.
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry I, II, III w/lab.
One college-level math course, such as algebra or calculus.  MTH 111, 112, 251 College Algebra, Elementary Functions & Calculus I
(Note: calculus is highly recommended)
One year of Physics w/ lab.  PH 201, 202 & 203 General Physics I, II, III w/lab.  15 
One English/Writing to include at least 1 composition course  WR 121 English Composition 
One year of Humanities  Select a 3-term sequence from the Humanities department: Art, English Literature, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy.  9-12 
One year of Social Sciences  Select a 3-term sequence from the Social Science department: Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.  9-12 
One year of Organic Chemistry w/lab  No RCC equivalent. Take at university.  12 

Recommended Courses

University Requirement RCC Equivalent Credits
Introductory course in biochemistry, advanced chemistry and molecular biology courses are recommended.  No RCC equivalent. Take courses at the university.   
A course in statistics is highly recommended  Mth 243 Probability and Statistics 

1. Pre-med students are strongly encouraged to meet with RCC Science faculty to develop an effective transfer plan early in their academic career.

Additional Requirements:
1. A bachelor of arts or science is required before matriculation to medical school. No particular major is preferred, but a broad educational background is encouraged.

2. Students should refer to the FAQ's on OHSU School of Medicine website for general selection considerations for admission to program.

3. Average GPA of admitted students is 3.65 overall, with a 3.58 in science courses.

4. All applicants must apply to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) which begins receiving applications for OHSU on June 1 and closes on October 15.

5. All applicants must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to the year in which they seek admission.

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website

Updated 7/13/17