EVMS requires academic excellence of those students admitted to the medical school. The Committee on Admissions gauges an applicant’s academic ability by his or her performance in undergraduate courses and scores on the MCAT.
The MCAT and a minimum of 100 semester hours taken only in the United States at an accredited American or Canadian university are required. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. will be considered for admission. Applicants who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program must fulfill the degree requirements for that program prior to matriculating at EVMS.
Course work must include the following subjects:
- Biology (with lab) 1 year
- General chemistry (with lab) 1 year
- Organic chemistry (with lab) 1 year
- Physics (with lab) 1 year
Applicants are expected to have grades of C or better in all required courses. Credits earned through advanced placement programs or CLEP are acceptable. Applicants may enhance their chances of acceptance by taking graduate course work in natural science. In recent years, students matriculating at EVMS have had a mean GPA of 3.44 and a mean MCAT of 30.
The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a computer-based exam which is offered multiple times throughout the year and must be taken by the prospective student before the application can be processed.
EVMS will only consider MCAT scores from exams taken within two years prior to the application date. We will accept MCAT scores from exams taken from January 2011 through September 2013. The January 2014 MCAT will be considered for wait-listed applicants only. The MCAT evaluates the student’s knowledge of the physical and biological sciences, verbal reasoning skills and writing abilities. An applicant may wish to take the MCAT more than once to ensure the best possible performance. If an applicant intends to take the MCAT for the first time in the fall, review of his or her application will not take place until the score has been received. Information and registration may be accessed online at http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/.