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High School Advanced Preparation

Preparation for medical school can begin as early as high school. Follow these four guidelines and review the specific pre-college recommended classes^ listed below.

Basic Preparation Guidelines

  1. Study as many different sciences as you can (e.g., a year each of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology).
  2. Take as many mathematics classes as you can.
  3. Study a foreign language as many years as you can.
  4. Develop as many computer skills as you can.

Pre-College Recommended Classes^


Strongly recommended:

Also recommended:

Additional learning:

^Compiled by the APU premedical advisor based on a survey posted on the American Medical Association website.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.