MSD Timeline The Complete Guide to Medical School Admissions

  • General Prerequisites: Every medical school will have some type of requirements in the following disciplines. These prerequisites will generally need to be either completed or in-progress by the time that you submit your application. Courses taken at community colleges will count toward these requirements. However, most schools require that the prerequisite courses are taken on a numerical grading system and not a pass/fail system. 

    • Biology – 1 year with Lab

    • General Chemistry – 1 year with Lab

    • Organic Chemistry – 1 year with Lab

    • Physics – 1 year with Lab

    • English – 1 year

    • Math (Calculus, Statistics, etc) – 1 year

    Recommended Prerequisites: There are a handful of medical schools that acknowledge some of the following courses as strict requirements; however, the majority of other schools will categorize them as ‘recommended’, or ‘highly recommended’. Biochemistry is one topic that’s quickly becoming an unspoken prerequisite, not only for its relevance but also because it’s heavily tested on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). As a premed student, it’s generally a good idea to get your bases covered and to take a semester/quarter of each. Note that psychology and sociology are both new topics that have also been incorporated into the revamped 2015 MCAT. 

    • Biochemistry
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Genetics/Genomics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Microbiology

    Undergraduate Major: Does it matter what you choose? No. Medical schools have no preference over what you decide to pursue for your undergraduate major. A majority of premed students tend to fall into the majors of biology, biochemistry, or physiology, but this is by no means a requirement. No matter what you declare as your major, as long as you fulfill their course requirements, you will be considered for admission. Just remember that different medical schools will have slightly different requirements in their prerequisite undergraduate coursework. 

  • Overview: The MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) is a standardized test administered by the AAMC. Taking the MCAT is required for all applicants who wish to apply to medical schools within the US. There are no limits surrounding the number of re-takes; however, most schools generally frown upon applicants who take it more than 3 times. Every MCAT score that you get will also be on file for medical schools to see. The MCAT exam is administered electronically via third party testing centers, runs approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes, and consists of 4 different sections:

    1. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (Chem/Phys) covers Physics and Chemistry
      • 59 multiple-choice questions
      • 95-minute section
    2. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) covers reading comprehension and logical reasoning
      • 53 multiple-choice questions
      • 90-minute section
    3. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (Bio/Bioc) covers Biology and Biochemistry
      • 59 multiple-choice questions
      • 95-minute section
    4. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (Psyc/Soc) covers Psychology and Sociology
      • 59 multiple-choice questions
      • 95-minute section

    Cost: Taking the MCAT exam costs $310 (or $120 if you qualify for Fee Assistance Program).

    Scheduling: AAMC holds 25 different test dates spread throughout the year from January to September. You can find the exact dates here. Note that it takes around 4 weeks for your MCAT score to be released. 

    Studying: The average student dedicates around 2 months to prepare for the MCAT. Your most valuable study resources will be review books and practice exams. A good benchmark is to take 5-6 full-length exams before your test date. 

    Voiding: You are given the option to void your MCAT exam right after completing it, meaning that your exam will not get graded and you will not receive a score. This is only a good option if are unable to reschedule your test date and still feel vastly underprepared. 

    Scoring: The MCAT is graded from a range of 482 – 528, with the score of 500 set at the median 50 percentile mark. Aside from your cumulative score, you will also receive a breakdown of your subsection scores that each range from 118 – 132, with 125 set as the average. 

    • Competitive scores for Allopathic MD: 508-515
    • Competitive score for Osteopathic DO: 501-510

    Keep in mind that these are generalizations, and that the MCAT is only one component of your overall application. However, due to fluctuations in rigor between different universities as well as grade inflation, the MCAT remains one of the best ways of comparing different applicants on an equal level playing field. Detailed below are the admission percentages and GPA/MCAT statistics from the 2016/17 cycle for all allopathic applicants. 

    (r/MadScienceMan15)

     

    (AAMC, 2015)
  • Extracurriculars Overview

    Grades and MCAT speak to a candidate’s academic threshold, but it’s a poor indicator for assessing an individual’s character or passion. Medical schools aim to gauge an applicant’s personality and “humanism” based on their extracurricular involvement during undergrad and/or after graduation. A fine nugget of SDN wisdom states that ‘Numbers get you to the door, but ECs get you through the door.’ Your extracurriculars will therefore help admission committees develop a comprehensive image of who you are, and more importantly how these individual qualities might make you a good doctor. Pulled directly from the AMCAS application, extracurricular activities can range from any of the categories below:

    • Artistic Endeavor
    • Community Service – Nonclinical
    • Community service – Clinical
    • Conferences Attended
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Hobbies
    • Honors Awards Recognition
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Leadership – Not listed elsewhere
    • Other
    • Paid Employment – clinical
    • Paid Employment – nonclinical
    • Physician Shadowing
    • Presentations/Posters
    • Publications
    • Research
    • Teaching/ Tutor/ Teaching Assistant

    Out of everything listed above, clinical volunteering and physician shadowing hold the highest priority. Not only are they invaluable opportunities to validate your motivations in pursuing medicine, obtaining this clinical exposure has also morphed into an invisible barrier of entry for medical school admissions. It doesn’t matter if you have a 4.0 GPA and a 528 MCAT, schools want to see that you have demonstrated commitment toward exploring the healthcare profession. From volunteering on the hospital floor to working as a certified nurses assistant, there are many ways to reflect this initiative, but the underlying principle is that you’re able to gain direct patient contact and to become more familiar with the healthcare delivery process. 

    Undergraduate research can also be an important extracurricular endeavor, especially if you’re applying to a research-intensive medical school. This will be covered in extensive detail down below. Otherwise, non-academic endeavors such as collegiate athletics, military service, musical performance, or artistic pursuits are also great ways to demonstrate your qualifications, work ethic, and personal achievements. It’s important to note that medical schools are looking for well-rounded candidates who have shown strong dedication and service beyond simply meeting their academic requirements. *Click on the subsections below for further details regarding the importance of each activity and how you can leverage them to strengthen your application.

    Logistics For Writing About Activities

    On your primary AMCAS application (MD), you will have up to 700 characters for each activity to explain what you did, and what you’ve gained from the experience. You can also label 3 of your activities as “meaningful”. For these meaningful activities, you get an additional 1325 characters to elaborate in more detail. This is an optimal space to write about any personal growth or adversities you have faced, and convey how it has either shaped your decision to pursue medicine or has made you a more qualified candidate.


    AACOMAS (DO) differ slightly in their activities section. Although the extracurricular categories remain generally the same, AACOMAS instead poses a 600 character limit for each activity. Additional, you will not have the option to categorize any “meaningful” activities.

     

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  • Overview

    Letters of Recommendations are letters drafted by professors, principal investigators, supervisors, volunteer coordinators or anyone in a position that can speak to your abilities as a student, assistant, or employee. LORs are used to gain an outside perspective into an applicant’s work ethic, professionalism, reliability, and other factors that are not predictable by GPA/MCAT alone. LORs should never come from family or friends. Although every medical school requires the submission of LORs, the specific requirements for who can qualify as a letter writer will differ between schools.

    • Most schools will require letters from 2 science professors and 1 non-science professor
    • Most schools accept additional letters from PIs, bosses, volunteer coordinators, or managers
    • For non-traditional students who are switching careers, LORs from previous employers are almost always required
    • Most DO schools require a LOR from a physician that you have shadowed or worked with (DO preferred, sometimes required)
    How to ask for a letter?

    The first and most important step is to build rapport with your letter writer. Depending on who it is, this could come from attending their office hours or working in their lab. Although this may sometimes seem superficial, remember that you are looking for people who will vouch for you as a medical school candidate. After you have built rapport, the best way is to ask in person, and ask early. If you have already graduated or moved away, then an email also works. The key is making sure that your letter writer knows you well enough as an individual to endorse your strengths with specific details and accomplishments, rather than generic statements such as ‘John is a hard worker’. To avoid generic letters, ask them upfront “do you know me well enough to write a strong letter of recommendation?”

    Where to keep your letters?

    The most effective way is through Interfolio, a website that allows you to manage a dossier of all your different letters and keeps it for 5 years within their database. The other option is to have your letters requested and uploaded through the designated application portal (AMCAS or AACOMAS); however, this method will not allow you to save your letters if you need to use them again as a reapplicant.

    Can you read your letters? 

    This is up to you. You can either waive your rights to see what the letter write wrote about you or not. Note that by waiving your rights, your letter will hold a lot more credibility and weight than otherwise. It is recommended that you do not read your letters.

    How to send letters to schools? 

    When working on your application, you have the option of either uploading your letters directly to the application portal or through Interfolio. If you’re using interfolio, there will be a code attached to each letter which you copy/paste onto AMCAS/AACOMAS. Once it is uploaded onto the portal, these letters are then sent directly to the schools that you’re applying to.

    Difference between AMCAS and AACOMAS LORs
    • AMCAS allows you to pick and choose which letters to send out to each MD school that you apply to. AACOMAS doesn’t allow you to pick and choose. The letters that you upload on AACOMAS will be sent out to every DO school that you select.
    • AMCAS generally allows more leeway regarding non-academic letters from supervisors or PIs, whereas AACOMAS are more stringent on letters coming directly from academic faculty as well as one from a physician.
    • The maximum amount of letters that MD schools accept typically range from 5-7, whereas for DO schools it’s usually between 3-4. 
  • Overview

    In order to become a licensed physician in the United States, one must first acquire a professional degree in either Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). There are a total of 144 accredited allopathic medical schools awarding MD degrees, and a total of 33 osteopathic medical schools awarding DO degrees. Both degrees grant full medical practice rights and responsibilities throughout the country, such as the capacity to offer medical advice to patients or the ability to legally prescribe medications.  

     

    Similarities
    • Both MD and DO physicians are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states.
    • Both have identical admissions requirements, including prerequisite courses, MCAT score, clinical exposure experience, letters of recommendations, etc.
    • Both require the completion of a residency program before they’re able to practice independently  
    • Both employ a standard 4 year curriculum that usually entails 2 years of classroom learning and 2 years of clinical rotations
    • Both can practice in any medical specialty or sub-specialty with completion of the necessary residency and/or fellowship training 
    • Both receive equal compensation, as salaries are determined by specialty choice, not the degree title
    • Both are licensed by the same state licensing boards once they are in active practice.  

     

    Differences
    • Higher percentage of DO graduates go into primary care specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and family medicine) than MD graduates – 60% for DO compared to 40% of MD
    • Application Portal: AMCAS for MD applicants, AACOMAS for DO applicants
    • Average GPA and MCAT for MD matriculants are higher than that of DO matriculants
    • Board Exams: USMLE for MD students, COMLEX for DO students
    • Out of the current 860,917 physicians in active practice in the US, 7.6% are DOs, 67,1% are MDs granted in the US, and 24.3% are international MD graduates 
    • MD students are thought to have a better chance when applying to highly competitive residency programs (ie. orthopedic surgery, dermatology) compared to DO students
    • MDs have higher international recognition and is able to practice in more countries overseas compared to DOs
    • DO philosophy centers around “holistic care”, where each patient is seen as an individual as opposed to a collection of symptoms or diseases
    • Enrollment of new DO students have been rising at a far higher rate than MD students. Between 1980s and 2005, the number of new DOs have increased by more than 200% (from about 1,150 to about 2,800) while new MD enrollment have remained the same
    • DO candidates now make up 25% of all medical students. (21,032 MD matriculants vs 6,592 DO matriculants in 2016)

     

    What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

    Per American Osteopathic Association, DO students “receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system… to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a series of hands-on techniques used to help diagnose illness or injury and facilitate the body’s natural tendency toward self-healing.” One misconception about the practice of OMT is that it is a replacement for standard treatments or best-care practices, when in fact it should be considered more so a supplemental tool in a doctor’s toolkit that allows for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain instead of prescribing opiates or other pharmacological interventions.

     
    Conclusion

    In the end, no matter which degree you decide to pursue, you will ultimately be entrusted with the same responsibility to help other human beings who are in need of your services, expertise, and compassion. To that end, I will leave you with a few quotes regarding the differences between MDs and DOs from people far more credible than myself.

    “In actual practice, the variations between the two types of physicians are often so slight as to be unnoticeable to patients, and a day in the life of each can appear indistinguishable. But the differences are there, subtle but deep.” – Avery Hurt

    “At the end of the day, when you walk into the patient room, and close the door, you are a physician. It does not matter what letters are after your name. All your patient cares about is if you care about them”. – Ryan Gray, MD

Application Timeline 

 

  • Before April

    Overview of Requirements

    The following elements must be completed before you can be considered for admission:
     
    • Prerequisite coursework/transcript from an accredited college or university – Request a copy of your transcript early to check for any mistakes or inconsistencies
    • MCAT score from less than 3 years old
    • 3+ Letters of Recommendation (LOR) – From academic faculty, volunteering coordinator, employer, physician, etc 
    • Personal Statement – Your PS should clearly articulate why you want to go into medical school. Refer to my article on Answering “Why Medicine” if you need help.
    • Extracurricular Activities – Start drafting your activities descriptions early on. It should include what you did, what you learned, and if applicable, how it relates to medicine. 
  • May - June

    Primary Application

    The first step of the application cycle is the Primary Application, which is a common application that gets sent out to every school you apply to. There are 3 different applications:
    Your primary application allows you to input all your undergraduate course work, submit your MCAT score,  personal statement, and extracurricular activity descriptions. It also allows you to upload your letters of recommendations. Your LORs won’t be due until you complete your secondary application; however, you should have them on file as soon as possible.

     

    *Submit your application as soon as possible without sacrificing quality

     

    Allopathic (MD): AMCAS is open for submission in early June. Allopathic MD applicants apply through AMCAS (American Medical College Application System)
     
    • Personal Statement: 5300 character limit (spaces count), roughly 1.5 pages 
    • Maximum of up to 15 activities with up to 3 meaningful activities: 700 character limit for regular activities, 1325 character limit for meaningful activities
    • Target submission date: early July

     

    Osteopathic (DO): AACOMAS is open for Submission in early May. Osteopathic DO applicants apply through AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application System). 
     
    • Personal Statement: 4500 character limit
    • Activities Description: 600 character limit, no option to select ‘meaningful activities’
    • Target submission date: August 

     

    How many should you apply to
    The average MD applicant applies to around 15 different schools. The average DO applicant applies to around 9 different schools. You should aim to create an evenly distributed list that includes a few reach schools, a majority within your range, and a few undershoots. For more information about creating your school list, refer my full article on How to Decide Where to Apply to Medical School.

     

    *Where you decide to apply matters just as much as what’s on your application

     

    Rolling Admission
    Almost every medical school conducts their admissions on a rolling basis. This means that the earlier you submit your application, the earlier it will be reviewed, and the higher probability that you’ll get invited to an interview (all else being equal). If you’re submitting later, schools will have sent out the majority of thier interview invites and you’ll competing with a larger pool of applicants for a fewer amount of interview slots. This holds especially true for MD applicants, who should aim to submit their primary within the first month of AMCAS opening. The DO application cycle has a longer timeline, but submitting early will always improve your chances.
     
    Verification Process
    Once you submit your primary application, it will first go to AMCAS or AACOMAS for grade verification before it gets sent out to individual schools. This verification process can take anywhere between a few hours to 4 weeks depending on the backlog of other applicants. AMCAS is known for getting extremely backed up after the first few days, which is why submitting immediately can save you weeks in verification lag time. That being said, you should never submit until you have a quality written application. It therefore becomes a good idea to give yourself weeks in advance to start drafting your primary materials before the application opens. Once you’re verified, double check to see that your verified GPA matches that of your official transcript. 
  • July - September

    Secondary Application

    Every medical school will have their own secondary application, which gets sent out to applicants after the school receives your primary application. These secondary apps differ in both length and content for every school, and will generally require you to complete additional supplemental essays, pay the secondary application fee ($40-120), upload proof of residence/citizenship, as well as a thumbnail picture for some schools.
     
    Applicant Screening
    Many schools will automatically send out secondary applications to everyone who submitted a primary, even to those who don’t meet their minimum GPA/MCAT threshold. Other schools do an initial screening process before sending out secondaries, meaning that unqualified applicants who fall below a certain threshold will not be invited to complete a secondary application. Considering that the cost of secondaries can quickly add up, you should ensure that your grades and MCAT are competitive for every school you’re applying to.
     
    Supplemental Essay Questions
    As mentioned above, every secondary application is different in regards to essay prompts and word limits. Some schools only require you to fill in basic information (ie: NYMC, Rochester), while others have an extensive list of supplemental essays to complete (ie: Miami, Yale, Duke). 
     
    The Student Doctor Network (SDN) has an extensive collection bank of all secondary essay prompts from previous cycles. These prompts won’t change much from year to year, so this is an invaluable resource in pre-writing your secondaries (more about this below). However, even though the specific wording may be different, the majority of the supplemental essay prompts can be condensed into the following topics:
     
    • Diversity Statement: What’s unique about yourself that you can contribute to our school?
    • Adversity Statement: What are some significant challenges or obstacles that you’ve had to overcome?
    • “Why Us?” Why are you interested in attending our school?
    • Explain any lapses in your education, grades, or test scores. 
     
    Turn Around Time
    The stated deadline for most secondary applications aren’t until late November or early December; however, this is astronomically late in the cycle. The unspoken ‘deadline’ that most competitive applicants will follow is to have their secondary apps submitted within 2 weeks of receiving them. This is a good benchmark to use, but again, you should never sacrifice quality. It’s important to note that once your primary is verified, your application gets sent to every school at once, so one day you might wake up to 7 or 8 secondaries in your inbox which can quickly get overwhelming, which is why you should…


    Pre-write your Secondaries
    Prewriting secondaries is an essential in submitting an early application. Since schools won’t review your application until it is fully complete, lagging on your secondaries will defeat the whole purpose of applying early. Not to mention, drafting secondary essays can be one of the most grueling parts of the application cycle, and on top of work or school, the two week deadline can quickly pass you by. The good news is that after you have completed a handful of secondaries, you will be able to reuse and recycle many components from previous essays. Two of the highest yield secondary prompts are the diversity statement and the adversity statement. A good approach is to take a few days off after submitting your primary and then immediately begin drafting your secondaries. 
     
    *Treat your secondary essays as you would your personal statement
  • August - March

    Medical School Interview

    The final step of the application process is the in-person medical school interview. Interview invites are sent out via email to a small minority of competitive applicants anytime between August and March. This percentage differs between schools, but tend to range higher for public state schools (usually 15-35%) and lower for private high-yield schools (3-6%). Receiving an interview is considered an accomplishment and a very good indicator of a school’s particular interest in your application. Most successful applicants attend around 2-4 interviews throughout the cycle, while high competitive candidate may attend more.
     
    Waiting for the Interview
    There may be a long period of silence between the time that you submit your secondaries to the time that you receive an interview. Most schools take around 4-8 weeks before they even get around to reviewing your full application, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear anything for a few months. In the meantime, unless you have a significant change in your application, do not send any updates or incessantly call the admissions office, and try your best to be patient. If you have not received an interview invite by early December, then you may want to start thinking about the reapplication. Always remember that at the end of the day, it only takes one acceptance. 

     

    Interview Day
    Medical school interviews usually take up a whole day, which consists of an orientation, welcome from the dean, curriculum overview, tour of the campus/ facilities, and of course, the interview itself. In terms of interview structure, there are three general formats that most schools will use:
     
    • Traditional 1 on 1 interview
    • Panel Interview with 2 or 3 interviewers
    • Multiple Mini Interviews: where you rotate between different station, each with a unique question prompt/task that will be proctored by a different interviewer
     
    Interview Preparation and Questions
    The purpose of the interview is to gauge your character, interpersonal skills, and your fit at their school. Avoid over-preparation by trying to memorize answers, as it will come off sounding scripted and it’s easily spotted by interviewers. Instead, prepare simple talking points to high yield questions, and supplement these talking points with relevant stories or personal achievements. It’s not enough to describe what you did, schools also want to hear about what you’ve learned or gained from said experience. In addition, you should never neglect the material you wrote in your personal statement simply because it’s already in your application. Schools picked you for an interview based on the motivations mentioned in your application, so be able to talk passionately about your personal statement and extracurricular activities. Listed below are some high yield questions that are commonly asked during interviews:
     
    • Why do you want to go into medicine?
    • Tell us about yourself
    • Why did you apply to our school?
    • What do you think about [blank] controversial/ethical topic?
    • What are some issues surrounding our healthcare system?
    • Where do you see yourself practicing in 10 years?
    • Tell us about your leadership/community service/shadowing 
    • What are your strength/weaknesses? 
    • Tell us about a time where you failed. What did you learn?
     
    In addition, many schools have recently began incorporating role playing scenarios, where you take on the role of a physician who’s interacting with a role playing patient. Schools don’t expect you to come in with any previous medical knowledge, they simply want to see how you interact with a potential patient and how you can handle stress. For tips on answering the questions above and more details regarding the interview process, refer to my Complete Guide to Medical School Interview.

     

    Interview Logistics
    Listed below are a few logistical factors to consider when you are planning your interview. Unfortunately, all of the expenses will be coming out of your pocket, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and save.
     
    • Flights: Book early. The cheapest days to fly domestically are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
    • Housing: Some schools offer the opportunity to stay with a current medical student the night before your interview, which is an invaluable option to find out more about the school culture/ their experience. Other options are hotels, Airbnb, etc.
    • Attire: Interviews are formal. Show up to your interview day dressed in a suit. Acceptable colors are navy, gray, or black
    • Rental Car: For schools in rural areas, or if you don’t wish to rely on Ubers/ public transit in urban cities.  
  • October - July

    Post Interview

    Most schools typically take about two to three weeks to get back to you with a decision. The 3 outcomes that can happen are:
     
    1. Acceptance 🙂
    2. Rejection 🙁
    3. Waitlist 😐
     
    Waitlists
    Every school structures their waitlist differently. A few schools do ranked lists, where you can see which spot you are in terms of being next in line. Others do repeated reviews, where waitlisted candidates will be reconsidered every few months until the class is full. Being on the waitlist can be an extremely frustrating process. I was personally on a school’s waitlist for an entire 8 months during my first application cycle. However, there are a few steps that you can do to express your continued interest such as sending a letter of intent. It’s important to acknowledge that the majority of the movement off the waitlists occurs around May, when applicants with multiple acceptances are required to commit to one school, which often opens up spots at the other schools they chose not to attend.
     
    Appropriate Methods of Post-Interview Contact
     
    • Thank You Letter: Sending a note to your interviewers a few days after is a great way to thank them for dedicating their time and to bring up any meaningful discussions that you guys might have had.
    • Letter of Update: Update letters are for applicants who have had a significant change in their application. Examples include a research publication, being the recipient of an award, etc. Unfortunately, getting an A in a class is not considered significant.
    • Letter of Intent: This is usually written by applicants who are on the waitlist, or someone who holds an acceptance elsewhere. A letter of intent spells out why you believe that you would be a great fit at their school and the specific reasons of why you wish to attend. Keep in mind that different schools vary in their receptiveness of these letters.

     

    What to do if You’re Rejected or Waitlisted
    Before you rush to reapply for next cycle, it’s important to pinpoint the weak areas of your application. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results. This also applies to the application process. Here are a few ways to strengthen your application:
     
    Low GPA: Enroll in a post-baccalaureate program. You can also complete a master’s program, but medically related post-bac programs tend to be the most effective as you are often taking the same classes as first year medical students. Getting a good post-bac GPA can effectively compensate for a low undergraduate GPA
     
    Low MCAT: Retake your MCAT. Find out why you did poorly on your first attempt. Was it content, or was it test anxiety? Preparation courses and private tutors can be expensive, so locating your personal points of struggle is an important and cost effective process.
     
    Lacking ECs: Do you have extensive clinical exposure? What about adequate shadowing? Reflect on how meaningful your extracurriculars have been. Gap years are also a great opportunity to take up clinical jobs such as CNAs, medical assistants, ED Techs, or medical scribes. Not only are they great experiences, the knowledge that you learn are directly applicable to what you’ll learn in medical school.
     
  • General Statistics

    • Number of Applicants: 53,042 (2016)
    • Total Matriculants: 21,030 (2016)
    • Average applications per applicant: 15.6
    • Average GPA/MCAT of matriculants: 3.70/31.4 (509-510)

MD Overview 2016

Total Number of Applications

Total MD Applicants 2016

Applicants

Total MD Matriculants 2016

Accepted

Average GPA of MD Matriculant: 3.7

Average MCAT of MD Matriculant: 509

  • General Statistics

    • Number of Applicants: 20,720 (2016)
    • Total Matriculants: 6,592 (2016)
    • Average applications per applicant: 8.96
    • Average GPA of matriculants: 3.55
    • Average MCAT of matriculants: 27.33 old, 503-504 new

DO Overview 2016

Total Number of Applications

Total DO Applicants 2016

Applicants

Total DO Matriculants 2016

Accepted

Average GPA of DO Matriculant: 3.55

Average MCAT of DO Matriculant: 504

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