The Competitive Applicant

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The Postbac Premed Program considers all aspects of an applicant's candidacy. Both academic ability and informed motivation are important criteria for success in our rigorous program of study. We seek to admit students whom we feel confident will be successful in our program and in reaching their future professional goals.

A competitive applicant typically will have at least a "B+" undergraduate average, scored at or above the 80th percentile in standardized tests and have demonstrated, through volunteer or employment experience, a strong motivation for a career in health care.

We review transcripts for breadth and rigor of the academic program; we look at resumes to get a full picture of the range of experiences an applicant has had; and we value highly the insight we receive in the applicant's personal statement. Letters of recommendation also inform us about an applicant's intellectual skills, interpersonal qualities, and commitment.