We understand your determination and drive to enter the medical profession. That’s why our faculty members meet regularly and work closely with our students to help them succeed. Members of our faculty include one with a medical degree and another who works in the field of MCAT preparation; they have firsthand experience to assist you in all phases of the medical school planning and application process. You will also receive support from your advisor, who will help you plan your four-year program at Erskine. Planning ahead will help you minimize scheduling conflicts, enabling you to reach your goals.
Most medical and dental school students major in Biology or Chemistry because many of the prerequisite courses are built into the programs; however, this is not a requirement. Students with any major may be considered if they have demonstrated a good background in the sciences and a strong academic record. To develop the knowledge and skills you need, and to demonstrate your ability for advanced study, we recommend a rigorous course load with at least two science and/or mathematics courses during each semester for the first three years.
Most medical or dental schools require a candidate for admission to have the following: one term of calculus or statistics; two terms each of biology and physics; and four terms of chemistry, including general and organic chemistry. Beyond these credits, different schools require various courses in the sciences and humanities. Keep in mind these programs are interested in well-rounded students, so courses in the humanities are also important and should demonstrate a wide range of study. The Erskine liberal arts curriculum provides this important diversity in courses.
Pre-professional externships help you gain practical experience in your area of interest. Externships are offered in several areas, including health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Externships require an on-campus faculty sponsor and an off-campus professional sponsor.
The Office of Admissions accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students may apply for admission beginning January 1 of the year prior to intended entry, and decision notifications for complete applications will be sent on a rolling basis. Students should confirm their enrollment by the national candidates’ reply date, May 1.
Apply. Submit your application, along with the $25 application fee.
Submit transcripts. Transcripts must be translated into a U.S. 4.0 grading scale and go through IEE, WES or ECE.
Submit SAT scores. For more information about Erskine's test flexible policy, click here.
Complete the English Language Proficiency Test. English proficiency is required when a student’s native language is not English. Recommended TOEFL score: 70 iBT (Internet-based test). Recommended IELTS score: 6.0.
Enrollment Fee and Certificate Finance
Upon acceptance, students must submit the certificate of finance as well as an enrollment fee to reserve their place in the incoming class. An I-20 will then be issued so that the student may obtain a visa. The student is responsible for any fees associated with acquiring the student visa. For more information visit our website, or click "apply now" to start the application process.