Pre-Medicine Requirements | Troy University

Pre-Medicine Requirements

Pre-Medicine Program

Minimal Requirements for Entrance

  • General Biology with lab (8 hours) (Laboratory courses must be  in person labs)
  • General Chemistry  with lab (8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry  with lab (8 hours)
  • Biochemistry (3 hours)
  • General Physics  with lab (8 hours)
  • Mathematics* (6 hours) *Calculus is highly recommended
  • Statistics (3 hours)
  • English (composition and literature) (6 hours) (AP or CLEP credits are accepted)
  • Behavior Sciences (3 hours) (Any behavioral or social science coursework that addresses the biological, psychological, and/or sociocultural factors that influence perceptions, behaviors, interactions and well-being will be accepted.
    AP and CLEP credit in Social Sciences are accepted.)
  • MCAT exam is required
  • AAMC PREview exam is require

Allopathic Medical Schools in Alabama

Heersink School of Medicine- UAB
University of Alabama - Birmingham

510 20th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

(205) 934-2330

Degree awarded: MD, MD/MPH, MD/MSPH, MD/MBA

Programs offered: Primary Care Track, Rural Medicine Program, Blaze to MD program

UAB School of Medicine will only accepted US citizens or permanent residents


Whiddon School of Medicine
University of South Alabama

5795 USA Drive North CSAB 170, Mobile , Alabama  36688


Degree awarded: MD


Education Required

Four years pre-medical/bachelor's degree, 4 years medical school, 3 -6 years graduate medical education (residency training).


Degree / Major

Any major is acceptable as long as you meet the minimal entrance requirements.

The following courses are strongly recommended for students to enter and survive medical school:

  • Genetics
  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology

Admission Test

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
American College Testing Program
P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1276


Heersink Medical School encourages applicants to take the AAMC PREview exam. For applicants who have been invited to complete a secondary application, we still highly encourage to take the AAMC PREview exam if you have not already done so.

AAMC PREview - Professional Readiness Exam



Application Services

AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service)
Section for Student Services
2450 N Street, N.W., Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20037-1131
(202) 828-0600


AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service)
Suite 405
Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-0990


Resource Materials

Strategy for Success
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
P.O. Box 5017-A
Champaign, IL 61825-5017
(217) 333-0090
(217) 333-0122


Medical School Admission Requirements, U.S. and Canada
American Association of Medical Colleges
Membership and Publication Orders
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037-1129
(202) 828-0416
(202) 828-1123


A Complete Preparation for the MCAT
James L. Betz Publishing Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 34361
Bethesda, MD 20827
(301) 340-0030

Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.



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