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University of Melbourne Pre-Med Courses

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  • A comprehensive range of offerings compiled especially for Arcadia students who envisage going on to medical school.

  • Courses are taken with both Australian and international students.

  • Melbourne has experience accommodating the course requirements of North American pre-med students.


Studying abroad with a pre-med major requires careful planning, and Arcadia and the University of Melbourne are happy to assist with this process. 

When choosing courses, note that the Association of American Medical Colleges recommends two semesters each of general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, in addition to courses in math, statiistics, and humanities. More advanced students are encouraged to take cellular biology, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics.

Suggested Courses at Melbourne for Pre-Med Students

Pre-med students at the University of Melbourne will have access to a special orientation excursion that will take them to nearby medical research laboratories, and to other relevant museums and research institutes on campus.

Pre-med students are invited to make their course selections from a range of departments, including courses within the Faculty of Medicine.  Within each department, courses may be selected from the following areas.  Listed below are examples of some of the course possibilities. 

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