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Academic readiness is one of three equal segments in the holistic review of an applicant to the College of Medicine – Phoenix. To be successful in our MD curriculum, students must enter with knowledge of current concepts in biochemistry, physiology, psychology, sociology, research methods and statistics, in addition to a foundation in biology and chemistry.  We evaluate your readiness based on your academic history and performance through your college-level courses, in addition to the nationally administered standardized Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

Applicants must have a composite score of at least a 22; if the composite score is lower than 22, you may retake the exam up through the September test administration of the current year. We will consider MCAT scores for the past three years (2012, 2013 and/or 2014).

The last MCAT test score that we will consider for the current application cycle is from the test date of September 18, 2014.

Undergraduate Studies

The bachelor's (baccalaureate) degree is required for all students matriculating to the College of Medicine – Phoenix.  All course work must be completed in an educational institution located in the U.S. or Canada, and approved by a regional accrediting body. Students who have earned a degree outside the U.S. or Canada are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in an educational institution located in the U.S. or Canada, including the required courses for admission. Bachelor's degree must be conferred no later than June 30, 2015.

Required Courses for Admission

Our college puts emphasis on a broad-based education in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, science and math. Please take note of the following:

  • Coursework is not specific to semester, credit hours, or quarter hours (e.g., 1 course fulfills each requirement).
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better.
  • Labs are not required.
  • All required coursework must be completed no later than the Spring Semester or Spring Quarter.
  • AP and CLEP credits will be considered if they appear on a college transcript.
  • All required coursework must be completed by June 15, 2015.


FIVE (5) SCIENCE COURSES (one must be upper-division, as defined by your institution)
  • 1 general chemistry course
  • 1 biochemistry course
  • 1 physiology course (human or animal)
  • 2 additional biology courses (examples: cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, general biology, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, histology, or virology)
  • 2 courses from the following: cultural anthropology, economics, healthcare administration, psychology, public policy, sociology, family studies, political science, history, or behavioral health.
  • 2 courses from the following: English composition I, II, creative writing, technical writing or writing intensive courses.
  • 1 course from the following: statistics, probability, research methods, data analysis, biostatistics, or statistical methods. Any course higher than college algebra will be considered.
  • 1 course from the following: art, music, theater, philosophy, religion, literature, ethics, speech and communication, or gender studies.