Organic chemistry has been highly disregarded as a discipline of importance for medical and premedical curriculums. At present, however, people are beginning to make the connection between organic chemistry and its importance in the medical field. New curriculums are being designed that unite organic chemistry and biomedical processes. Task forces consisting of chemistry and biology researchers and professors have been formed to design curriculums that incorporate organic chemistry courses to suit the needs of students in medical fields. These task forces are attempting to develop a practical, comprehensive approach to organic chemistry as it applies to medicine. Organic chemistry is essential in biological and medical fields. All living organisms are composed of abundances of organic substances. Evolution of life has been postulated to have been developed from one single organic compound called a nucleotide. Nucleotides polymerize, or join together to form the building blocks of all life, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Organic compounds constitute various substances in the body which are vital for life to be sustained. Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids are organic compounds that contribute to the structure of the human body. Organic compounds also make up enzymes and catalysts that are mandatory for essential biological processes to occur. Also, organic compounds are responsible for governing ion transport channels in the cell which function in carrying information from one cell to another and mediating cell to cell communication. Failure of ion transport may result in failure of important biological processes in the body. Pharmaceuticals are also comprised mainly of organic compounds. What doctor would be efficient if he or she was not familiar with the structure and function of the drugs they were administering? Organic chemistry of pharmaceuticals must be understood to properly prescribe a drug to a patient. The function of organic processes in the body must also be known by the doctor even before they attempt to administer any drugs. Many medical disorders are due to disruption of organic molecules in the body: for example, hemophilia. This is a disease in which caroxyglutamic acid is deficient in the body. This organic compound is essential for blood clotting to occur within the body. People who lack this substance may die due to a minor cut or small bruise. This demonstrates the importance of organic compounds in the body. Carbon monoxide poisoning is an example of a very simple, yet extremely toxic organic compound that even in small quantities can cause death. Many toxic substances are of organic descent. Doctors must be able to determine the effects of these toxic substances in the body, recognize the symptoms they are associated with, and prescribe the appropriate pharmaceutical to combat the poison. It is evident that organic molecules are essential for the sustenance of all life. Understanding these compounds is crucial in the medical field not only to understand basic biological functions, but also to predict scenarios in the body which may be due to disruption of organic substances, or adverse reactions due to foreign organic substances in the body. Complete medical efficiency will only be achieved when the science of organic chemistry is understood.