Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum).  Advanced degrees (master's or doctoral) are also considered.  If your degree was obtained outside of the US or Canada, you must take at least one year of coursework in the US or Canada prior to applying. 
  • 1 academic year of general chemistry, general biology, general physics, and organic chemistry--all with laboratory (biochemistry can be substituted for part of the organic requirement) Please note: Advanced Placement credits are acceptable to fulfill certain coursework at the discretion of our committee provided that advanced coursework opportunities have been achieved by the candidate.  We strongly recommend applicants complete additional science courses outside of the prerequisites in order to maintain their science knowledge.
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Oldest MCAT considered is 3 years prior to anticipated entrance into Stritch School of Medicine.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a permanent resident visa, or be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.
  • Applicants enrolled in advanced degree programs must expect to complete their degrees prior to matriculation.
  • Although first-time applicants who are unsuccessful in gaining admission may reapply, third applications are not encouraged and will be considered only if significant improvement is evident.
  • The applicant’s academic record should exhibit a continued interest in learning and an ability to successfully tackle intellectual challenges. Any undergraduate major can prepare students for the rigors of medical school. We strongly recommend, however, that a student’s undergraduate years include liberal arts and science courses, as a broad education will serve them well throughout their life. We also require that students possess basic computer skills, as much of their course work at the Stritch School of Medicine requires these basic skills.