WSU Pre-Medicine Competency Requirements
Medical schools are increasingly diminishing the specific courses required for admission to their training programs and instead expect those matriculating students are proficient in a wide array of topics across multiple academic disciplines. Proficiency - or competency - is often assessed by an applicant's performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
Mastery of the course content covered in the classes in the list below will help students prepare not only for the MCAT but for rigorous medical school courses as well (check the WSU Online Catalog for course prerequisites/corequisites):
Each course is one semester long with possible pre-requisites or placement standards (be mindful of options). High school AP or CLEP credits in Math, English, and/or science are not accepted by most medical schools. If students choose to “post” AP credits to the transcript and are thus given credit for any or all of the Math and English courses, they should still have at least one year in a higher education classroom for these subjects. Completion of any additional or higher level courses is highly recommended as it will make students more competitive in the application process and better prepared for the MCAT.