The requirements for admission are governed by the School of Medicine Council on Selection, the admissions committee for the School of Medicine. The Council on Selection is composed of faculty, administration and students who screen applications, determine which candidates will be offered an interview and make all final admission decisions. Admission decisions are based on an individualized and holistic review of applications.
Applicants offered admission to the M.D. program begin medical school coursework in January.
The Council on Selection may allow a student to complete one of the required courses in the fall semester before matriculating into the program in January. Any offers of admission will be contingent upon the successful completion of the required course. Once enrolled in the course, a student must submit a transcript to the Council on Selection showing this course in progress. A final transcript with the final grade in this course must also be submitted upon completion of the course.
Holistic Review of Applications
Admission to the School of Medicine is based on a combination of academic performance and potential to further develop the core competencies of the School of Medicine. The Council on Selection reviews a candidate’s personal characteristics and experiences, in addition to academic information. The Council reviews the candidate’s personal statement, co-curricular and health-related activities, letters of recommendation and results of the interview. There is no one component of the application that will guarantee a candidate an interview or an offer of admission.
In order to be considered for admission to the M.D. program, applicants for admission must meet the following requirements: