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Pre-med track at AUC

AUC's curriculum includes a 'Health and Well-being' theme that intends to support students who would like to go on to study at postgraduate programmes in the health and life sciences. In particular, AUC in collaboration with the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC, the former AMC and VUmc) has developed a so-called "pre-med track" for those students who would like to enter a (Dutch) medical pre-master programme (zij-instroom) after graduating from AUC.

AUC pre-med courses

The AUC pre-med track consists of eight courses in the medical sciences, which cover subjects relevant for admission to the medical pre-master programmes of VUmc and AMC (see minimum exam requirements below).

  • 100 Level:
  • The Human Body I
  • Introduction to Health & Well-being
  • 200 Level:
  • Hormones and Homeostasis
  • The Human Body II
  • Immunology
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Molecular Cell  Biology
  • 300 Level:
  • Infectious Diseases

After completion of the AUC pre-med track, students will be eligible to apply to either the VUmc or AMC medical pre-master programmes. Please note that the entrance requirements for both medical pre-master programmes are selective and competitive, meaning that although AUC graduates will be eligible, there is no guarantee that they will be selected for a place in the programme.

Please note that the UvA has suspended their 'zij-instroom' programme until 2023. You can find more information via the link below. 

For further information on other postgraduate programmes in the health and life sciences at the VU and UvA for which AUC students may also be eligible, we recommend that you visit their websites (see links below).