Selection Process

Factors Considered in Application Review

The selection process has multiple stages. After an application is complete (including receipt of letters of recommendation), the application is evaluated by members of the Committee on Admissions.

Factors considered include the following:

  • Rigor of curriculum
  • Academic record (GPA and MCAT Score)
  • Extracurricular activities (work, service to community and others, research, leadership, sports and hobbies)
  • Other accomplishments
  • Essays (personal statement on the AMCAS application and secondary application responses)
  • Distance traveled — challenges and hardships overcome
  • Letters of recommendation

During the October-February interview season and by mid-April of each application cycle, all applicants will be notified whether they are:

  • Invited to join the class
  • Invited to remain under consideration on our Wait List
  • Not accepted