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Pre-Med

A doctor examining a patient.Pre- Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (MD)
See the academic support and resources that the U of I provides to pre-med students.


A med tech looking through a microscope.Pre-Medical Laboratory Scientist
See more information about becoming a medical laboratory scientist.


A doctor consulting with a patientPre-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
See the academic support and resources that the U of I provides to pre-med students.


A doctor working on a patient's footPre-Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
See the academic support and resources that the U of I provides to pre-podiatric medicine students.




The MCAT

Almost all medical schools require the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT is comprised of 4 sections:
1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

You will want to be certain to prepare extensively before taking the MCAT, including completing a targeted study plan in addition to the minimum recommended preparatory coursework (e.g. general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, psychology, and sociology). Most students spend approximately 300-350 hours over 4-6 months preparing for the MCAT.  You may choose to study independently, or complete a formal preparation course. 

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Pre-Health Professions Program

Physical Address:

Vandal Success Center
Idaho Student Union Building, 3rd floor

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: 208-885-5809

Email: pre-health@uidaho.edu