There are additional courses that are required or recommended for some medical, dental medicine, and veterinary medicine schools. The Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR), published online annually by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), includes information about course prerequisites for individual medical schools. In general, many medical schools require or recommend the following additional courses:
- One or two additional science courses, especially if you do not major in science, one of which should be Biochemistry (Haverford: Bio 300A or 300B / Bryn Mawr: Bio 354). Note: Science students are able to cover topics in Biochemistry in multiple 300 level science courses.
- Statistics (Math 103 or 203) or Calculus (Math 105 or 118) if no AP credit depending on the results from the math placement test and their intended major
- Approximately 40% of U.S. medical schools require some type of math; they typically prefer statistics.
- Schools may accept AP/IB math credits listed on the Haverford transcript in lieu of taking math.
- Students may also take statistics courses through the Economics, Psychology, Sociology departments or the Health Studies minor.
- A related Social Science course such as psychology, sociology, or health studies.