- Medical Scholar Program
Curriculum and Program Overview
Attend a special orientation during the first week of fall semester
Credits = 30
Grade Point Average (GPA) = Maintain a minimum 3.65 cumulative, and a 3.65 math/science GPA as established in the Medical Scholar Policies. (This minimum GPA begins with the SLU Undergraduate entering class of 2014)
Participation in the Medical Scholar Seminar course during Spring Semester
Credits = 30
Grade Point Average (GPA) = Maintain a minimum 3.65 in the sciences/mathematics, and an annual 3.65 (fall and spring semesters only) GPA for all courses . (This minimum GPA begins with the SLU Undergraduate entering class of 2014)
Junior and Senior Years
Grade Point Average (GPA) = Maintain a minimum 3.65 in the sciences/mathematics, and an annual 3.65 (fall and spring semesters only) GPA for all courses. (This minimum GPA begins with the SLU Undergraduate entering class of 2014)
Credits = 14 per semester
As a freshman and sophomore Medical Scholar, you'll take the same sequence of courses recommended for students in the regular pre-medical curriculum, unless you major in biomedical engineering, physics, biochemistry, or electrical engineering (bioelectronics track).
Medical Scholars must complete one math course in residence. The minimum math requirement is completion of Math 142 - Calculus I.
As a junior and senior Medical Scholar, you must complete lectures and laboratories in physics (organic chemistry for BME majors) and take an upper-division science course fall and spring semester selected from an approved list. These are science courses relevant to a medical school curriculum.
Advanced Placement and 1818 ACC/dual credit from high school may apply to courses in this curriculum; however, 60 semester hours must be completed in residence at Saint Louis University. AP credit and 1818 ACC/dual credit for biology, chemistry, and physics are NOT accepted for Medical Scholars. These courses must be taken at Saint Louis University. You will be allowed to make substitutions only with approval.
At this time, the following majors are approved for Medical Scholars:
- Students may major in any program in the College of Arts & Sciences with the exceptions of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Mathematics and Computer Science.
- Students may major the Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Information Management and Exercise Science (Athletic Training only)in the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
- Students may major in Biomedical Engineering in the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
- Students may major in Public Health and Health Management in the school of Public Health and Social Justice.
Any other majors must be approved by the director of the Medical Scholars program.
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