Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate
In order to earn the program certificate, students must complete one-half of the science courses required by medical schools at Mills and achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- General Biology with Lab
- General Chemistry with Lab
- General Physics with Lab (one semester of calculus is required)
- Organic Chemistry with Lab
- Biochemistry no Lab
Some medical schools have additional requirements; see Medical School Admission Requirements published annually online by the Association of American Medical Colleges concerning the prerequisites at particular schools. Depending on the extent of their preparation and time, students often elect to take additional biology courses such as genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, immunology, developmental biology, and molecular cell biology.
A full-time course load for students in the post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is usually two or three courses per semester. Most courses have associated laboratories or workshops, which translate to between 2.5 and 4 credits total per semester. Physical education activity courses do not count toward this limit. Overloads of up to 5 credits may be permitted with approval of the program director, John Brabson. No student may enroll for more than 5 credits.
Typical course schedule for two years:
CHEM 017 and 018 General Chemistry I and II with Lab
BIO 001 and 002 General Biology I and II with Lab
CHEM 105 and 106 Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab
PHYS 061 and 062 General Physics I and II with Lab
See schedule of courses in biology, chemistry, and physics.