No two students are alike and their four-year schedule of courses
is not expected to be identical nor to rigorously follow some pre-set standard.
However, most HPS programs rely on a few "core" courses that each applicant is required
to have taken. At R-MC, entering students will have their FYC instructor as an advisor.
While some advisors are quite comfortable with advising students who are interested
in HPS programs, others are not. In either case, it's important to seek the advice
of a member of the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee to insure that you are on the
Below is a list of core courses required for most medical schools. Similar lists
for other professions are given in the Appendices. Specific information for any
particular school should be obtained directly from the school's websites, so you
should begin your research by considering which medical schools you want to apply
One year of Biology + Lab
Two years of Chemistry + Lab (General and Organic)
One year of Physics + Lab
One year of English
One year of College Math