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DOCTOR OF ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE (MD): FACT SHEET

TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


***Check with individual schools for more information***

UNIVERSITY KEY

 Central Michigan University (CMU)  University of Michigan (UofM)


 Michigan State University College of  Western Michigan University (WMU)
Human Medicine (MSU)  Wayne State University (WSU)
 Oakland University William Beaumont
School of Medicine (OUWB)

COURSE TITLE OU COURSE # TOTAL CREDIT HOURS OTHER MICHIGAN


UNIVERSITIES
General Biology BIO 1200 (4) 9 Credit Hours MCAT Course
BIO 1300 (4)  8 Credits (Course) Requirements for All
BIO 1201 (1)  1 Credit (Lab) Universities

***LAB REQUIRED***
General Chemistry CHM 1440 (4) 10 Credit Hours MCAT Course
CHM 1470 (1)  8 Credits (Course) Requirements for All
AND  2 Credit (Lab Universities
CHM 1450 (4)
CHM 1480 (1) ***LAB REQUIRED***
Organic Chemistry CHM 2340 (4) 9 Credit Hours MCAT Course
CHM 2350 (4)  8 Credits (Course) Requirements for All
CHM 2370 (1)  1 Credit (Lab) Universities

***LAB REQUIRED***
Biochemistry BIO 3232 (4) 5 Credit Hours MCAT Course
BIO 3233 (1)  4 Credits (Course) Requirements for All
OR  1 Credit (Lab) Universities
BCM 4254 (4)
OR ***LAB REQUIRED***
CHM 4254 (4)
Physics PHY 1010 (4) 8 Credit Hours MCAT Course
PHY 1020 (4) Requirements for All
OR Universities
PHY 1510 (4)
PHY 1520 (4) ***LAB REQUIRED***
Introduction to Psychology PSY 1000 (4) 4 Credit Hours MCAT Course
Requirements for All
Universities
Introduction to Sociology SOC 1000 (4) 4 Credit Hours MCAT Course
Requirements for All
Universities
**Required courses are highlighted.

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For Michigan medical schools, the following courses are optional. However,
applicants may need to take lab sections if they choose to enroll in these optional
courses.
Microbiology BIO 3520 (4) 5 Credit Hours  CMU
BIO 3521 (1)  4 Credits (Course)  MSU
OR  1 Credit (Lab)  OUWB
BIO 3500 (4)  UofM
BIO 3501 (1)  WMU
OR  WSU
MLS 4300 (4)
MLS 4310 (1) ***LAB REQUIRED***
Human Anatomy BIO 2100 (4) 5 Credit Hours  CMU
BIO 2101 (1)  4 Credits (Course)  MSU
 1 Credit (Lab)  OUWB
 UofM
 WMU
 WSU

***LAB REQUIRED***
Human Physiology BIO 2600 (4) 5 Credit Hours  CMU
OR  4 Credits (Course)  MSU
BIO 3620 (4)  1 Credit (Lab)  WMU
AND  WSU
BIO 3621 (1)
***LAB REQUIRED***
Genetics BIO 3400 (4) 5 Credit Hours  WSU
BIO 3401 (1)  4 Credits (Course)
 1 Credit (Lab) ***LAB REQUIRED***

 WMU

WMU: Lab NOT Required


Pathophysiology NRS 2011 (3) 3 Credit Hours  CMU
Developmental Psychology PSY 2250 (4) 4 Credit Hours  CMU
 MSU
 OUWB
 UofM
 WMU
 WSU
Statistics STA 2221 (4) 4 Credit Hours  MSU
OR  OUWB
STA 2222 (4)  UofM
OR  WMU
STA 2226 (4)  WSU
Medical Ethics HS 4500 (4) 4 Credit Hours  WSU
Advanced Physiology BIO 3620 (4) 4 Credit Hours WSU: Upper Level
Physiology – 1 human
based course at 3000
level or higher
Medical Terminology CDS 2100 (1) 1 Credit Hours  WSU

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APPLICATION
AMCAS ● May 2, 2018: AMCAS 2018-2019 application open
Doctor of Allopathic Medicine ● May 31, 2018: First day for Submission
(MD) ● June 30, 2018: Colleges begin receiving processed
applications
● August 1, 2018: Early Decision Program deadline
for applicants
● AMCAS Grade Conversion Chart for Application
● American Medical College Application Service –
AMCAS
Cost
 Primary Application: $160 for the first program you apply to
o Any additional programs you choose to apply to will cost $36/application
 Supplemental Application: $25 to $100 per school
Personal Statement
A personal statement is for you to express your motivation and desire to become a doctor and what makes you unique
as an applicant. This statement is sent to all the schools you apply to, so you don’t want to direct it to a specific school.
It should be more of a story, not a resume and should not list experiences again.
o For additional help on how to write a personal statement, contact the Writing Center at 248-370-
3120 or http://www.oakland.edu/ouwc/ .
Interview
 Personal Interviews are given to the top applicants who meet the requirements.
 Medical schools have traditional interviews and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). In traditional interviews, the
candidates are usually interviewed by one or more person. The questions will be more about you as an individual,
special life experiences, and what you learned from these life experiences. Students should review the application
before the interview and research possible interview questions. In MMI, the candidates go through 8 timed
stations which consist of questions, role play and collaboration. The questions are meant to see how candidates
handle different situations and work in teams. To prepare for this interview, the candidates should review current
events and crisis management skills.
o For additional help with interview practice, contact the Pre-Professional Advising center at
248-370-4464 or preprofadvising@oakland.edu, or Career Services at 248-370-3250 or
careers@oakland.edu

Resume
 Each school requires applicants to submit a supplemental application.
o For additional help on how to create a resume, contact Career Services at 248-370-3250 or
careers@oakland.edu

NATIONAL GPA STANDARDS & RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE


 National GPA Average: 3.71 (Cycle 2017)
 3.0 Minimum Pre-Requisite GPA
 Applicants are also evaluated on nonacademic factors, such as, community service (Medical/Non-Medical).

 Ex) Physician Shadowing, Research, Leadership Skills, Teamwork, Diversity


Experiences, Paid Employment, Teaching, Publications, etc.

 On the primary application, there are 15 areas an applicant can list their experiences.
o It is important to demonstrate what you learned or took away from the experiences and the
competencies developed

 For competencies see: https://www.staging.aamc.org/initiatives/admissionsinitiative/competencies/


***NOTE: Average number of hours is higher than 1000 for all Michigan School admits***

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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR MICHIGAN SCHOOLS
Central Michigan University College of Medicine ● Require a minimum of three letters of
(MD) recommendation, maximum of five.
Public ● Each letter should be written by an author who
Total Class Size: 101 knows the applicant through a professional
Mean GPA: 3.7 relationship or association, and must have
Mean MCAT: 504 firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s
qualifications, skills, attributes, and values
Michigan State University College of Human ● Require a minimum of three letters of
Medicine (MD) recommendation, maximum of five.
Public ● One letter must address personal
Total Class Size: 177 experiences and characteristics.
Mean GPA: 3.71 ● Highly desirable that at least one letter is
Mean MCAT: 507 written by someone who has observed you in
a clinical setting.
● One letter from Basic Science or Medical
Science Professor.
Oakland University William Beaumont School of ● Require a minimum of three letters of
Medicine (MD) recommendation, maximum of five.
Private ● Suggested that you include at least one
Total Class Size: 125 faculty member.
Mean GPA: 3.79
Mean MCAT: 507
University of Michigan School of Medicine (MD) ● Require a minimum of three letters of
Public recommendation (or a committee letter) with
Total Class Size: 172 a maximum of six letters.
Mean GPA: 3.86 ● Letters of recommendation may come from any
Mean MCAT: 516 individuals you believe can objectively assess your
personal qualities.
● Do NOT send any letters directly to the
University of Michigan Medical School.
Western Michigan School of Medicine (MD) ● Require a minimum of three letters of
Private recommendation, maximum of five.
Total Class Size: 72 ● Two letters are recommended to be from
Mean GPA: 3.7 faculty members.
Mean MCAT: 514
Wayne State University School of Medicine (MD) ● Require a minimum of three letters of
Public recommendation, maximum of five.
Total Class Size: 286 ● Submitted with secondary application
Mean GPA: 3.76 ● Two letters must be from faculty members.
Mean MCAT: 508 ● One letter must have been written within the
past 12 months.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
***REQUIRED TEST: MCAT***

MCAT Test Sections Include:


● Biology
● General Chemistry
● Organic Chemistry
● Reading Comprehension
● Quantitative Reasoning
● Physics

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*** A minimum Academic Average and Total Science standard score of 300 are recommended***

 To register for the MCAT test visit:


o https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-
exam/register-mcat-exam/

 To view more information on MCAT scoring and score interpretation, visit:


o https://www.kaptest.com/study/mcat/whats-a-good-mcat-score/
Test Prep Resources
AAMC Official MCAT Prep PACE @ Oakland University Kaplan
(202) 828-0600 (Princeton Review) 1-800-KAP-TEST
http://offers.aamc.org/mcat-study- (248) 370-3177 https://www.kaptest.com/
materials-1 https://www.oakland.edu/pace/test-
preparation/gre/
Altius EXAMKRACKERS AdaptPrep
(435) 671-5783 1-888-KRACKEM (712) 230-0400
https://altiustestprep.com/programs/ https://examkrackers.com/ https://adaptprep.com/mcat/
Cost
 MCAT prep ranges from 100s-1000s of dollars
 MCAT Exam: $330

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Pre-Professional Advising @ OU - https://wwwp.oakland.edu/advising/pre-professional-advising/about/
MCAT Test Website - https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/
AACOM/AACOMAS Application Website - https://aacomas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
Career Services @ OU - http://www.oakland.edu/careerservices
Kresge - http://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/college-center/resources/prepare-for-
graduate-school-admissions-exams/gre-preparation/gre-practice-tests

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2016-17 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES

Michigan Schools # Accepted # Matriculated


Central Michigan University College of Medicine 10 5
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 8 4
Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine 21 17
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 12 11
University of Michigan School of Medicine 0 0
Wayne State University School of Medicine 9 7
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine 5 1

Schools Outside of Michigan


Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University 2 1
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1 0
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2 2
Edward Via College of College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 1 0
University of Florida College of Medicine 1 1
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine 4 0
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus 11 1
Lincoln Memorial University—DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 1 0
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 1
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2 1
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2 1
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 2 2

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2017-18 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES
(As of 23 August 2018)

Michigan Schools # Accepted # Matriculated


Central Michigan University College of Medicine 2 0
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 6 0
Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine 11 11
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 10 10
Wayne State University School of Medicine 4 4
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine 1 1
Schools Outside of Michigan
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 1
University of California-San Diego School of Medicine 1 0
University of Central Florida College of Medicine 1 1
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University 1 0
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine 1 0

Hannah Hall of Science, Room 201 | 244 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester, Michigan 48309-4451 (248) 370-4936 | Email:
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