Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Optometry, Podiatry)1210 HJ Patterson Hall, 301-405-7805
Four-Year Baccalaureate Program
It is recommended that students planning to apply to medical school complete a four-year undergraduate degree prior to entrance into medical school. Students should choose an undergraduate degree program that matches their interests, and should plan how to satisfy their degree requirements and the general education requirements along with the courses in the natural and social sciences required for medical school admission. Students should seek pre-medical advising early in order to create an appropriate four-year academic plan. The HPAO website provides specific information on each of the medical programs. The national associations: AAMC, www.aamc.org and AACOM, aacom.org provide current information for applicants.
Students who have completed AP or IB programs and received credit for courses in the sciences that are required for medical school admission are advised to read the AP/IB section of the HPAO website ( www.prehealth.umd.edu/ab-and-ib-credit ) and review individual school websites for their specific policies toward this credit.
Early Assurance Program