Human Medicine

Human medicine professions include allopathic medicine physicians (MD), osteopathic medicine physicians (OD), podiatric physicians (DPM) and nurses and surgeons.

Required Coursework (Iowa State University course numbers)

The coursework listed below should be used as a starting point for degree planning. This list is not intended to be a complete list of requirements for all medical schools, nor is every class listed required by all medical schools. Information about the various medical schools, as well as a list of their required coursework, can be found in the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) for allopathic schools and the Osteopathic Medical College Information Book (CIB) for osteopathic schools. Information for those interested in DPM should consult the Podiatric Medical College Information Book

  • Biol 211 and 211L & Biol 212 and 212L
  • Chem 177 and 177L & Chem 178 and 178L
  • Chem 331 and 331L & Chem 332 and 332L
  • Phys 131 and 131L & Phys 132 and 132L OR Phys 231 and 231L & Phys 232 and 232L
  • BBMB 404 & 405 OR BBMB 303 OR BBMB 316
  • Psych 101
  • Soc 134

Math requirements will vary based on individual school requirements. Generally, a semester of statistics and a semester of calculus is recommended.

Standardized Test

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