This timeline guide is for students who plan to matriculate into medical school the fall after graduating from Northern Michigan University. Some students may opt to shift this timeline to gain additional experience or pursue other opportunities to strengthen their application. Please speak with your premed advisor to plan accordingly.

  Year 1 Summer Year 2 Summer Year 3 Summer Year 4
Medical School Prerequisite Courses X X X X X    
Engage in Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities X X X X X X X
Select a Major   X X        
Preceptorship         X X X
Gain Research Experience X X X X X X X
MCAT Preparation and Exam       X X X  
Application Preparation       X X X  
Collect Letters of Recommendation       X X X  
MSU-EAP         X    
Submit Application Materials           X  
Interviews             X