The MB&B department allows AP credit to substitute for the introductory courses we normally require of our students. However, many medical schools do not. Premed students majoring in MB&B must be aware of how medical schools will treat their AP credit. Policies vary at different medical schools. Students are urged to contact the Yale Premedical Advisory Program (1 Hillhouse Ave., 203-432-0818) for information regarding specific schools.
Some general trends in medical school admissions requirements as of 2012 are described below. Note that premedical requirements are changing and students should consult the premedical advisory program for the most up-to-date information.
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Most medical schools require two semesters of general chemistry, with lab, and two semesters of organic chemistry, with lab. However, students with AP credit for introductory chemistry will satisfy most medical school admissions requirements by taking one year of organic chemistry (with lab) followed by one semester of biochemistry (with lab).
MB&B asks students with AP credit for introductory chemistry to take a year of organic chemistry, with lab, followed by two semesters of biochemistry, with lab. Any student who fulfills the MB&B requirements should satisfy chemistry admissions requirements at most medical schools.