To be eligible to apply, applicants must complete:

  • The Medical College Admission Test (within 36 months of application and the latest exam accepted is during the month of September of the application year);
  • 3 years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours) in an accredited college or university including the following (verified by American Medical College Application Service); and
  • The following prerequisite courses at a U.S. accredited college or university (including community colleges): Note: accreditation can be verified through the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.  If the school is not listed, then the coursework will not be considered for UC Davis.
  • Biological Sciences: 1 year
  • General Chemistry, 1 year
  • Organic Chemistry (Biochemistry or other chemistry also acceptable): 1 year
  • Physics: 1 year

The school accepts online classes and does not require labs. However, classes in person, including labs, are preferred. Prerequisite courses are recommended to be completed within 5 years of submission of the application and must be completed by spring of the year intending to enroll.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our website which details the application process and requirements needed to apply.

Although not required, 100% of our current students have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation.

To further enhance our holistic review process, beginning in the 2023 application cycle, we are requiring applicants to complete the PREview exam, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), to assess the pre-professional competencies that our admissions committee believes are essential for success at our medical school. The AAMC PREview exam will be available June – September 2022.  Applicants who do not complete the PREview exam will not be further considered for admissions.

For more PREview exam details and FAQ's, please click here.

Technical, Non-Academic Standards (PDF) are also required.

AP & CLEP Credit

Advanced Placement Credit: The school does accept Advanced Placement (AP) Credit scores towards pre-requisite course requirements; however, AP credit needs to be shown on the undergraduate transcript, as well as the class it would be credited towards to receive credit. College-Level Examination Program Credit is not accepted.

College-Level Examination Program Credit: The school does not accept CLEP credit.