Medical school and alternatives
Affiliated with the School of Medicine, MU’s Department of Biochemistry provides an interdisciplinary environment in which to study the biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and bacteria. Students can participate in research programs supported by the department, the medical school’s summer fellowship program and research grants.
Biochemistry faculty members participate in the medical school curriculum and help advance the practice of medicine through the application of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.
Admission to the School of Medicine is based on Medical College Admissions Test scores, completion of required coursework, academic performance and letters of reference.
The MU School of Medicine offers pre-admission opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students interested in rural medicine through the Bryant Pre-Admissions Program.
Bryant Scholars Program
The Bryant Scholars Program is designed to encourage students from rural areas to pursue medical education. The MU School of Medicine annually offers pre-admission for students who are committed to practicing medicine in rural Missouri. To be considered for the program, a student must be a Missouri resident, earned a minimum score of 28 on the ACT or 1260 on the SAT and have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
Alternatives to medical school
Biochemistry students who apply to medical school but are not accepted can pursue countless other educational and professional opportunities. Career options for biochemists range from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and forensics to government, education and law.