Health Sciences Program

Chemistry/ Biochemistry Track With Gap Year

Successfully completing the required number of courses to be able to sit for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a daunting process and requires careful planning. The course matrix below is intended to assist you in the planning process if you plan to take a gap year prior to applying to medical school.

Recommendations for the first year include every course you will take in that year at Hanover College; beyond that, the matrix lists only courses required to keep you on track to take the MCAT, so that you will be afforded the greatest amount of flexibility to allow your academic interests to guide your decisions. For sophomore year and thereafter, we recommend that you work with an HBSP advisor or your major advisor to assist you in the planning process.

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer

First Year            
  • Chem 161: Principles I
  • Foreign Language
  • LA or HS Course
  • FY  101: First Year Seminar
 
  • Chem 185: Principles II
  • Foreign Language
  • LA or HS Course
 
  • Elective
 

(Clinical Exposure)(Volunteer)


Second Year            
  • Chem 221: Organic Chem I
  • Bio 161: Ecology and Evolution

 

  • Psy 111: Basic Principles
    or Soc 164: Intro to Sociology
 
  • Chem 222: Organic Chem II
  • Bio 185: Cell and Mol. Biolog
  • Mat 121: Calculus
  • Psychology or Sociology
 
  • Elective
 

(Clinical Exposure)(Volunteer)


Third Year            
  • Phy 161: General Physics I
  • Bio 221: Genetics
 
  • Phy 185: General Physics II
 
  • Elective
 

(Clinical Exposure)(Volunteer)
(Research Experience)


Fourth Year            
  • Chem 342: Biochem I
  • Chem 325: Analytical Chem
 
  • Biology Elective
  • Chemistry Major Course
  (Take MCAT)

   

Gap Year            
(Secondary applications)
(Interview)
(Gain meaningful experience)
  (Interview)
(Gain meaningful experience)