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Admission Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants to CMSRU must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and are required to complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. or Canadian four-year institution prior to matriculation in the MD Program.  Required and recommended coursework is shown below.  The list of required courses is deliberately limited to allow for a broad applicant pool that will bring an array of skills and experiences to CMSRU.  CMSRU welcomes both in-state and out-of-state applicants.  An AMCAS application is required of all applicants and only materials submitted as a part of a verified AMCAS application will be considered in the admissions process. Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language is required.  

Course Requirements

Applicants to CMSRU are required to take the following courses from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) credits will not be accepted to satisfy these course requirements.  If college credit was granted for AP/IB coursework, CMSRU will allow applicants to substitute upper level credits to replace the "General" or "Introductory" requirements. A 3-credit intensive writing or English literature course may substitute for the English composition requirement.  There is no time limit on when required courses were taken. 

Required Courses

CMSRU will continue to accept Pass/Fail grades and online laboratory sessions for coursework completed during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years. 

  • Biology (any 2 courses with lab)
2 semesters / 8 credits
  • Chemistry (any 2 courses with lab)
2 semesters / 8 credits
  • English/Composition
1 semester / 3 credits

Recommended Courses

We encourage students to take a broad array of courses as undergraduates.  Recommended courses will enhance an applicant’s preparedness for curricular and clinical aspects of medical school at CMSRU, but are not used to rank applicants during the selection process.