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Admissions Requirements

Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine is now accepting application for the class entering Fall 2025. To apply, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to be considered for an interview.
  • 90 undergraduate hours at an accredited university in the United States or Canada
  • All pre-medical requirements listed below must have been completed at a United States or Canadian University. Courses that do not conform to this requirement will not be accepted, even if transferred credit has been given for them by a U.S. or Canadian school.
  • Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript.
  • MCAT is required. The test must be taken by September of the application year, and scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
  • While there is no minimum GPA required for application, the UH College of Medicine will consider applicants for admission who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Prerequisite Coursework for Admission


  • General Biology (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
  • Advanced Biology (3 credit hours, Junior level or higher)
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
  • Organic Chemistry (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
  • Biochemistry (3 credit hours)
  • Physics, for science majors (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
  • Statistics, taught in math/statistics/psychology departments (3 credit hours)
  • English Composition (6 credit hours)


  • Foreign language
  • Other biology courses: molecular, genetics, human physiology, immunology