Premedical requirement - admission requirements
Physicians should have a broad college level education in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences and the humanities. We require the MCAT and three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours) in an accredited college or university that include the specific requirements listed below.
Required college-level courses (verified by AMCAS):
- Biological Sciences: 1 year
- Chemistry, general and organic sequence: 2 years
- Physics: 1 year
Technical, Non-Academic Standards are also required. Please click here for more information.
For more information visit: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/admissions/requirements.html
The selection process
In considering applications for admission, the admissions committee looks at an applicant's scholastic record; new Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) results; reports from teachers, advisers and interviewers regarding intellectual capability, motivation, emotional stability and personal dedication; and the applicant's awareness of the scientific, organizational, social and economic problems facing modern medicine. Selection criteria include academic credentials; personal traits including character, motivation, capacity for work; experiences in the health sciences, human services, or community; career objectives; and the individual's ability to make a positive contribution to society, the profession, the discipline, and the school.
UC Davis School of Medicine gives preference to California residents and to applicants who are United States citizens or permanent residents.
For more information visit: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/admissions/how-to-apply.html
The UC Davis School of Medicine maintains the same computer ownership expectations and requirements as the Davis campus. More information regarding these requirements and expectations can be found at the following Web site: Student Computer Ownership: http://computerownership.ucdavis.edu