Educational Requirements

The minimum educational requirement for admission to medical school is the completion of a bachelor's degree and all course requirements.  Please note that all course requirements need to be completed by June 1 of the matriculating year.  In addition, all course requirements must be completed at an accredited college or university located within the United States or Canada. College studies prior to matriculation in medical school should include subjects appropriate to a liberal arts education.  The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) will assess an applicant's knowledge in several areas, including but not limited to the subjects of one-year courses with laboratory in general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and general physics.  While additional prerequisites vary among medical schools, the following courses are required for admission and are considered essential for the successful pursuit of the medical curriculum at Creighton University's School of Medicine.   

Required Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Human/Animal Physiology at the advanced level
  • Statistics
  • English: two courses that emphasize writing

Recommended Courses

Preference for admission will be given to applicants who complete at least one advanced science course, in addition to the required coursework, that builds a foundation within human or molecular-cellular biology.

Extracurricular Requirements

The Committee on Admissions of Creighton University's School of Medicine, like most other medical schools, requires applicants to have a foundation in the following activities: 

  • Commitment to "service of others" through non-medical volunteer activities
  • Physician shadowing experiences
  • Patient contact through clinical and/or medical experiences

Scientific research, though not required for admission to Creighton University's School of Medicine, is also highly valued by the Committee on Admissions.