College of Natural Sciences Pre-Medical Program

The Pre-Medical Program at the College of Natural Sciences is designed to provide students with the strong foundation needed to handle the rigorous course of study they will experience in the CMU SOM MD Program. Premed consists of 3 trimesters (16 weeks each) and has been designed for high school graduates or college students with less than 90 credit hours, who seek admission to a medical school and don’t meet the MD Program requirements.

This three-trimester program can be entered at each year depending upon academic qualifications. It offers undergraduate sciences and laboratories, as well as post-high school level of Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English and Calculus. Those courses contribute to the overall goals of a pre-professional education and much of the final semester of the premedical program is taught by the medical school faculty members.

Promotion into the Medical Sciences Program

Students must achieve a ‘B’ average to maintain satisfactory academic progress. To be eligible for promotion into the medical sciences, a student must successfully complete all three trimesters with at least 2.8 GPA.