Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements & Recommendations

  • Received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Students with 75% of coursework completed toward a bachelor’s degree will also be considered.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) of all coursework.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) of all pre-requisite courses:

Course

Semester Hours

Biological Sciences*

Including a course in General Biology or Zoology

8

Biochemistry*

4

Inorganic Chemistry*

8

Organic Chemistry*

8

Physics*

8

Additional Science Course work*+

4

English

6

*Course work must include lab credit

+Recommended course includes but not limited to Anatomy, Physiology, Immunology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, or Genetics

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

  • MCAT scores must be earned within three years of application
  • A preferred score of 504 demonstrates a greater opportunity for success

Letters of Recommendation

  • A pre-health committee/composite letter; or,
  • Three individual letter to include:
    • Two individual letters by ranked faculty members (at least one from science) who taught the applicant
    • One supervisor letter summarizing work, service, research, or clinical experience
  • A letter from a non-family member DO/MD is strongly recommended

Technical Standards

Matriculates must meet the technical standards outlined in BUCOM’s Technical Standards found by clicking the button below.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

God's Blessings

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.

Proverbs 1:5