The following minimum course requirements for admission have been adopted by the Admissions Committee. These requirements have been designed to provide flexibility for the Admissions Committee in evaluating the varied backgrounds of qualified applicants.
*All science course work must be acceptable for continued study by department majors.
All applicants to the School of Medicine are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT should be taken no more than five years prior to the time of application and no later than the fall by the end of September of the year of application. The MCAT is offered several times each year and is administered in colleges and universities throughout the country. It is recommended that applicants consider taking the MCAT at least two times.
Registration materials can be accessed at http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/registration.htm
Required academic work from an accredited institution (as listed on “Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education”, authorized and published by the American Council on Education, One DuPont Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20036).
The School of Medicine utilizes a holistic review process to select applicants to interview and to be considered for admissions. The rigor of the applicant’s courses/course of studies and grades are among the factors that are evaluated to determine if an interview is warranted. The School of Medicine does accept prerequisites completed at two-year colleges and will consider courses taken on-line on a case by case basis. All applicants accepted to the School of Medicine are expected to enroll and complete successfully all required courses.
Occasionally an applicant with specialized training will enter the School of Medicine and apply to exempt specific required courses. With the concurrence of the Assistant Dean for Preclinical Curriculum and the appropriate Department Chair, the applicant may be given an examination to measure the applicant's degree of proficiency in the appropriate area. Any exemption should be granted before matriculation in the course and must be granted no later than one academic week after matriculation.
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