Modern medicine generally refers to clinical practice: the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease by a physician. Two types of medical education and practice exist in the United States today.  The physician may be an allopathic physician (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.).

Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for medical school. Also learn information about medical schools and general information about allopathic and osteopathic medicine.

What classes do I need to take?

The classes you need to learn the content for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) as well as meet the requirement for most medical schools (MD and DO) in the USA are in the link below.  You can learn more specific requirements for each of the schools, MD and DO, through MSAR and Choose DO Explorer listed in the “More Useful Links” below. 

  UM-Dearborn pre-requisite courses for medical schools nationwide for both MD and DO schools