We will consider all of your test scores along with the essays, recommendations, and other parts of the admissions application to evaluate your proficiency in English.
For admission: If you are recommended for admission, you will be required to immediately submit official academic records issued by the school. If it will take more than 2-3 weeks to receive official, certified documents, you should request them now as any delay in our receipt of your documents could jeopardize your review and timely admissions decision.
Most medical schools send out secondary applications if you pass their initial screen. Secondary applications are unique to each school and often consist of more personal information and several essay questions. Secondary applications take a lot of time to fill out, so budget time for this.
Candidates are recommended to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The university will be accept applications without the MCAT for this cycle of admission. The MCAT scores this year will not be factored into the criteria for acceptance.
Entry to medical school is on the basis of competition for a fixed number of places. The Admissions Committee takes account of an applicant's academic background, performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and information on an applicant's personal characteristics and achievements as given by the applicant, by referees' reports and, in some cases, by personal interviews.
At Icahn School of Medicine, we will significantly enhance mental health and well-being resources for our students. But we have also committed ourselves to a genuine paradigm shift in the way we define performance and achievement. We must minimize the importance of MCAT scores and grade point averages in admissions, pull out of school ranking systems that are neither valid nor holistic, stop pretending that high scores on standardized exams can be equated with clinical or scientific excellence, and take other bold steps to relieve the pressure that we know is contributing at least to distress, if not to mental illness, among our students.
All candidates for admission must complete one of the following standardized testing options: the ACT, including writing, or the SAT, including the essay for students who choose to submit the new SAT. For students who submit the SAT, two SAT Subject Tests are strongly recommended. Students who have taken multiple tests may choose which scores to send to Duke. For students who elect to send multiple test scores Duke will use whichever score is highest.
All applicants to the MD Program are required to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to, and within five years of, the application deadline date and must release their scores to OMSAS by November 1st of the application year.
The Admissions Committee recognizes that the appropriate preparation for the study of medicine can be acquired through many varied educational backgrounds. There are no specific course requirements to apply to the MD program.
For initial review, you may provide a copy of each official document. If you are recommended for admission, you must immediately submit all required official academic documents issued by your institution.
Application and admissions criteria for 13 Canadian medical schools including: regular applicant profile and enrollment, strengths and special programs, tuition, and expenses.
Most universities acknowledge that the admission essay-while only one component in the application package-is the best opportunity for acquainting the admissions officer with the student.
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As a reapplicant to Berkeley-Haas, we strongly recommend that you use the optional essay (on the Berkeley Supplemental Application) to outline how you have improved your candidacy since your last application. The Admissions Committee will be looking for substantive change in your qualifications. We also recommend that you provide updated professional recommendations which may highlight your most current professional achievements, as well as speak to how you have enhanced your candidacy since you last applied. If you have taken the GMAT/GRE and TOEFL again, ask to have the new official scores sent to The Consortium and note your new score on the Test Score section of the application.