The University of Arkansas-Monticello offers courses that provide a basic education in biology, chemistry, and the humanities needed for acceptance into medical school.  We are proud of the number of our students who are accepted to medical school, and of their performance once they are accepted.  Medicine is a rewarding career that allows you to push yourself intellectually while giving of yourself to your fellow man and your community.  Acceptance to medical school is based on a history of academic excellence during your undergraduate career, a high score on the Medical College Acceptance Test (MCAT), extra-curricular activity and shadowing, and service to your community.

You can apply to medical school with any major, provided that you take the minimum required courses below:

Two semesters of Biology
Three semesters of Chemistry (must include Organic Chemistry I and II and Biochemistry)
One semester of Genetics
Two semesters of Physics
Two semesters of English
One Semester of Statistics
Two Semesters of Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology are strongly recommended)

At UAM, we recommend the Biology/Biochemistry double major.  Students with this background have an exceptionally high acceptance rate into medical school and have performed well in medical school. Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology are the two recommended Social Sciences.  Psychology Statistics is acceptable as the required statistics course.

Links to Medical Schools:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine
University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine                           

Other Useful Links:

MCAT Exam Site

Information for Aspiring Docs