Allopathic Medicine Requirements

  • Graduates of allopathic medical schools earn an MD and are medical doctors.
  • Tennessee has two public medical schools: East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City and The University of Tennessee College of Medicine, located on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
  • Tennessee also has two private medical schools: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, both in Nashville.
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree and the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is required for admission. Students should strive for a competitive range of 505+.
  • In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree and a competitive score on the MCAT, student should take advantage of extracurricular activities to be a competitive applicant. These activities include leadership and involvement, service, research, and medical experience

Helpful Resources-


Courses U of M Course Minimum semester hours required by Colleges of Allopathic Medicine
General Biology BIOL 1110/1111
BIOL 1120/1121
General Chemistry CHEM 1110/1111
CHEM 1120/1121
Organic Chemistry CHEM 3311/3301
CHEM 3312/3302
General Physics PHYS 2010/2011
PHYS 2020/2021
English Composition ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020
Biochemistry CHEM 4511 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
General Psychology PSYC 1030 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1010 Strongly Recommended for MCAT
                  Upper division Biology Courses                     See Advisor for Options Strongly Recommended