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 Pre-Medical School

Admission requirements differ between schools.  Refer to the medical school admission requirements for the university program(s) of your choice. 

Medical schools may accept 90+ credits from a wide variety of studies. Many students interested in Medicine consider earning a Bachelor of Science with Majors or Minors in Biology, Chemistry or Psychology. Years 1 and 2 of the VIU BSc Biology Major include all courses recommended for admission to UBC Medical School.

Admission to medical school is highly competitive. Some Medical schools assess Biology and Chemistry course marks from first year on.

Consult Advisors in the Advising Centre regarding first year course selection. Consult BSc Degree Advisor for course selection beyond first year.