Recent Lewis & Clark graduates have attended medical programs at schools like the University of Minnesota, University of Miami, OHSU, UCSD, Tulane University, University of Rochester, Stanford University, Boston University, University of Southern California, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, and Harvard University.


Most medical schools require the following courses:



Equivalent Lewis & Clark courses

Biology w/ lab

1 year

BIO 110 and 202

General Chemistry w/ lab

1 year

CHEM 110/120

Organic Chemistry w/ lab

1 year

CHEM 210 & 220


1 semester

CHEM 330 OR 335

Physics w/ lab

1 year

PHYS 141/142 OR 151/152

Mathematics (Calculus)

1-2 semesters

MATH 131/132


1 semester

ECON 103, MATH 105, MATH 255, or PSY 200


1 year

Many possibilities, including E&D


In addition, courses strongly recommended in preparation for the MCAT are:



Equivalent L&C courses

Introductory Sociology

1 semester

SOAN 100

Introductory Psychology

1 semester

PSY 100


15 Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students (from the Association of American Medical Colleges, AAMC), with some suggestions for how to acquire them at Lewis & Clark:

  • Science Competencies

    1. Living Systems
    2. Human Behavior