All medical schools require the MCAT entrance exam. Generally, they look for students who have taken courses that provide the competency needed to do well on the MCAT.
The MCAT can be taken at the end of your third year at Hope or at the end of your fourth year. Course sequencing suggestions are available here, depending on when you are planning to take the MCAT. Remember, these are only sample schedules; your final schedule may vary.
The courses listed below are currently offered at Hope and will prepare you for the MCAT. The MCAT is required for both MD (Doctor of Medicine) and DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) programs.
All medical schools have different specific admissions requirements. Check with the school or the health professions advisor for more information.
- General Biology I and Lab: Biol 105 & 107
- General Biology II and Lab: Biol 106 & 108
- Genetics: Biol 356
- 2–3 upper-level Biology courses
- General Chemistry I and Lab: Chem 125 & 127*
- General Chemistry II and Lab: Chem 126 & 128*
- Organic Chemistry I and Lab: Chem 221 & 255
- Organic Chemistry II and Lab: Chem 231 & 256
- Biochemistry I: Chem 311
*Accelerated General Chemistry and Lab, Chem 131 & 132, may be taken in place of Chem 125–128.
- College Physics I and Lab: Phys 105 & 141 or General Physics I and Lab: Phys 121 & 141
- College Physics II and Lab: Phys 106 & 142 or General Physics II and Lab: Phys 122 & 142
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES
DeWitt Student Cultural Center141 East 12th StreetFloor 1Holland, MI 49423