Eligibility & Requirements for M.D. Programs

Academic excellence indicated through coursework and MCAT scores is very important for the study of medicine. However, evidence of compassion, service, integrity, cooperation, motivation, and strength of character are equally important. The Committee on Admissions looks for these qualities in deeds as well as words. Experience in leadership, health care, research, community service, and other enriching activities are scrutinized, as are letters of recommendation and personal comments. We are dedicated to admitting a diverse group of students who will be prepared to meet the broad and disparate needs of patients and their communities.

Eligibility

  • Receipt of an undergraduate bachelor's degree from a U.S. or Canadian college or university is required prior to matriculation. Online coursework or transfer coursework from foreign schools is not acceptable. 
  • Have completed or plan to complete (prior to matriculation):
    • 6 credits of English
    • 6 credits of lecture and 2 credits of lab in each of the following sciences:
      • Biology (not Botany or Ecology courses)
      • General Chemistry
      • Organic Chemistry (Biochemistry can be substituted for second semester)
      • Physics
  • Taken or plan to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) by no later than September 30, 2014. No MCAT scores prior to April 2012 will be accepted for consideration. For more information about the changes to the MCAT, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015, please visit: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen at the time of application. Those without these statuses must apply to the International Medicine Program.

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