Businesspeople And Medical Workers


The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences developed a unique program to serve the needs of students, from varying backgrounds, interested in pursuing careers in medicine. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a boutique program with highly individualized instruction in courses that are required prerequisites for admission to the College of Medicine’s MD program.

Enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences will better prepare students for success in the IAU College of Medicine. The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine share some faculty, facilities, and other resources enabling pre-medical students the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, faculty, learning resources, and island life before beginning the more challenging MD curriculum. In addition, pre-medical students interact with successful medical students in the basic sciences, who provide supplemental instruction in premedical prerequisites and who also serve as lab assistants, peer advisors, and tutors.

Acceptance into the College of Medicine Program is guaranteed from the College of Arts and Sciences if the student successfully completes the pre-med program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Combined Pre-Med/MD Program

The Combined Pre-Med/MD program offers a foundation for basic medicine to accommodate students from different academic backgrounds prior to beginning the Doctor of Medicine curriculum.  Evaluation of an applicant’s prior educational background will determine eligibility and appropriate placement into the Pre-Med/MD program. Students in the combined program will complete four terms of undergraduate coursework before beginning the MD curriculum. (The entire program can be completed in five-and-a-half years.)



Course CodeCourse CodeCredits
Total Credits23 credits
PMED PHY1Physics I5
PMED BIO1General Biology 5
PMED CHEM1Inorganic Chemistry I 5
PMED ENG1English I4
PMED ALGCollege Algebra with Calculus4


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Total Credits19 credits
PMED PHY2Physics II5
PMED CHEM2Inorganic Chemistry II 5
PMED ENG2English II 4
PMED PSY1General Psychology5


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Total Credits23
PMED IMEDMedical Informatics5
PMED ORGOrganic Chemistry5
PMED BIO3Biotechnology and Genetics4
PMED PSY1Biostatics with Epidemiology4
PMED MICROIntroduction to Microbiology5


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Total Credits25 credits
PMED ANPHuman Anatomy and Physiology5
PMED BIOCMedical Biochemistry5
PMED PDIntroduction to Patient Doctoring5
PMED MEDTMedical Terminology5
PMED CELBIOCell Biology and Histology5