In preparation for medical school, B.A.-M.D. undergraduates are required to take cell and molecular biology,
physiology, botany, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and general physics. In their fourth year
the students take a seminar on urban community health. B.A.-M.D. undergraduates are free to
choose any major, and many major in the humanities or social sciences. Students who major in a science
are required to minor in the humanities or social sciences.
B.A.-M.D. students must maintain at Brooklyn College an overall grade point average of 3.5 and a pre-med science grade point average of 3.5.* In preparation for the Medical Licencing Exams that begin with the Step One exam at the end of the sixth year in the program, B.A.-M.D. students are required, during their Brooklyn College years, to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), but they need only score a 9 out of 15 on each of the three sections.
B.A.-M.D. students must engage in community service during their second, third, and fourth years in the program. During one summer of their undergraduate studies, students are required to volunteer in a clinical setting where they are directly involved in patient care.
* At Brooklyn College A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, B- = 2.7, C+ = 2.3, C = 2.0, etc.
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