University of Michigan Medical School Requirements
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Each University of Michigan Medical School applicant must have completed:
- At least a four-year high school education, or equivalent, and
- At least 90 hours of college course work, of which 60 must be from an accredited U.S. based institution.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
The following are the premedical coursework requirements for matriculation into the University of Michigan Medical School. Grades below "C" will not be accepted in any of the following required courses:
- 1 year of Inorganic Chemistry with laboratory experience
- 1 year of Organic Chemistry with laboratory experience
- 1 semester (or quarter) of Biochemistry
- 1 year of Biology with laboratory experience
- 1 year of Physics with laboratory experience
- 2 semesters (3 quarters) of intensive writing courses
- 6 semesters (9 quarters) of additional non-science courses
* 1 year is typically defined as 2 semesters or 3 quarters
In addition to appropriate science preparation, the University of Michigan Medical School encourages students contemplating a career in the medical profession to select from among the following courses during their undergraduate years.
- Comparative Health Care system
- Gender and Health
- Genetics and Cell Biology
- Health Policy
- Health Services Research and Evaluation
- Human Physiology
- Introduction to the American Health Care System
- Medical Anthropology
- Medical Ethics
- Medical Economics or Finance
- Medical History
- Medical Sociology
- Psychology and Sociology of Aging
Courses offering a social science or philosophical context within which to understand the American health care system can provide future doctors with insights that are crucial to functioning most productively within our health care system.
The above list indicates minimum requirements but it should not be inferred that admission is probable for any applicant who meets them.
Since the many fields of medicine offer opportunities for those talented in both the humanities and the sciences, students should allow personal interests to dictate their choice of undergraduate major. In general, the study of a few subjects in depth is recommended. We also recommend courses in genetics and cell biology, as these topics contribute to preparation for the Medical School curriculum.
All applicants will receive a Secondary Application upon receipt of their verified AMCAS application.
The University of Michigan’s tuition structure is two-tiered, reflecting resident and nonresident rates. If you believe you are eligible to pay tuition at the resident rate and any of the following circumstances apply, you must file an Application for Resident Classification and be approved in order to qualify for in-state tuition:
- You currently live outside the state of Michigan for any purpose, including, but not limited to, education, volunteer activities, military service, travel and/or employment.
- You have attended or graduated from a college outside the state of Michigan.
- You have been employed or domiciled outside the state of Michigan within the last 3 years.
- You are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (if you’re a Permanent Resident Alien, you must have a Permanent Resident Alien card).
- Your spouse, partner or parent is in Michigan as a nonresident student, medical resident, fellow, or for military assignment or other temporary employment.
- You are 24 years of age or younger and a parent lives outside the state of Michigan.
- You are 24 years of age or younger and have attended or graduated from a high school outside the state of Michigan.
- You have attended or graduated from an out-of-state high school and have been involved in educational pursuits for the majority of time since high school graduation.
- You previously attended any University of Michigan campus (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint) as a nonresident.
Other circumstances may also require you to file a residency application.
The deadline dates for submitting an Application for Resident Classification apply to the term for which residency is sought and are as follows: September 30 for Fall Term, January 31 for Winter Term, July 31 for Spring, Spring/Summer, and Summer Terms.
For in-person assistance, contact the Residency Classification Office at 1210 LSA Bldg., 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382, phone (734) 764-1400.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Permanent residents and U.S. citizens who did not attend U.S. or Canadian schools should complete at least one year, preferably two, in residence at an accredited college in North America. All previous academic credits must be validated by the accredited college.
Students who have been previously enrolled in a medical school program leading to the M.D. degree must be in good standing at that institution in order to receive any consideration for admission to the University of Michigan Medical School as a first year student.
Because of the integration of clinical content with basic sciences in our curriculum, there is no provision for advanced placement. Students who have previously taken graduate-level or medical school courses are not exempted from enrolling as full-time students in all required course work. Occasional exceptions may be made at the discretion of the curriculum director.
The University of Michigan Medical School does not accept any transfer students from other medical schools.