Minimum Eligibility & Recommendations for the 2025 Cycle

To further enhance our holistic review process during the 2025 application cycle, we are recommending applicants take the AAMC PREviewTM Professional Readiness Exam. It is a situational judgment test assessing the pre-professional competencies that we believe are essential for success as a student and physician. We consider this score as just one part of our process. Again we are recommending not requiring the exam. If you choose not to take the exam, it does not affect your application.

Information about the PREviewTM exam, preparation materials, registration, accommodations, dates, and deadlines is available.

Please check out our FAQ page.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or Canadian citizen or confirmed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status at the time of application. If you are an international student, you must apply to the International Medicine Program
  • Receipt of an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university is required before matriculation. Online coursework or transfer coursework from foreign schools is not acceptable. 
  • MCAT exam scores are required, regardless of the version, and must be completed from April 2021 through September 2024. We do not accept scores from the previous version of the MCAT. Regarding AAMC PREview, more information is listed in our FAQs section.
  • Meet our technical standards requirements.
  • With the Development of AAMC/HHMI scientific and personal competencies, the George Washington University Committee on Admissions for M.D. Programs have moved from strict premedical requirements to competency-based recommendations. Mastery of these competencies should be reflected in strong academic performance, MCATs, experiences, and letter(s) of recommendation.

Competency-based Recommendations

  • Demonstrated emphasis on cellular and molecular aspects of living organisms
  • May be met with one year of college biology (no AP/IB credit accepted)
  • Demonstrated emphasis on basic chemical principles related to living systems with a sequence of
    general chemistry, organic, and biochemistry
  • May be met with two years of college chemistry to include coursework through biochemistry or
    through the second semester of organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated emphasis on principles of physics that underlie living systems
  • May be met with one college physics course
Laboratory Experience
  • Demonstrated emphasis on scientific problem-solving and laboratory principles
  • May be met with two years of lab experience in biology, chemistry or physics, or a combination thereof
  • Additional laboratory experience and research experience are valued
Statistics/ Biostatistics/ Probability/ Math
  • Demonstrated emphasis on understanding the quantitative aspects of medical and biomedical research
  • It may be met with one course or research experience. 
  • Competency in spoken and written English
  • May be met with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. or Canadian college or university
  • Proficiency in additional languages is valued
Social/Behavioral Science
  • Demonstrated emphasis on understanding social, historical, cultural, and behavioral issues and their
    influence on individuals and communities
  • May be met with courses in psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, ethics, and/or courses in
    related subject areas

This process is included in the policy that was approved by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly in April 2024, the Committee on Admissions, and  Reviewed by the Associate Dean for MD Admissions in April 2024